Silicon-rhodamine isothiocyanate for fluorescent labelling†
in: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (2021)
An efficient synthesis for silicon-rhodamines was developed, enabling the preparation and evaluation of silicon-rhodamine isothiocyanate (SITC) as a novel tool for facile fluorescent labeling. Ease of use in conjugation to amino groups, high stability and excellent photophysical properties are demonstrated. SITC-actin was found to be neutral to F-actin polymerization induction and well suited for high resolution fluorescence microscopy.