Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Fluorescent rhodamines and fluorogenic carbopyronines for super‐resolution STED microscopy in living cells
Butkevich, A. N., Mitronova, G. Y., Sidenstein, S. C., Klocke, J. L., Kamin, D., Meineke, D. N., ... & Hell, S. W.
carbopyronines, fluorescence, living cells, optical microscopy, rhodamines
A range of bright and photostable rhodamines and carbopyronines with absorption maxima in the range of λ=500–630 nm were prepared, and enabled the specific labeling of cytoskeletal filaments using HaloTag technology followed by staining with 1 μm solutions of the dye–ligand conjugates. The synthesis, photophysical parameters, fluorogenic behavior, and structure–property relationships of the new dyes are discussed. Light microscopy with stimulated emission depletion (STED) provided one- and two-color images of living cells with an optical resolution of 40–60 nm.