Ratiometric Temperature Sensing with Fluorescent Thermochromic Switches


The equilibration of two interconverting species with resolved emission translates into ratiometric fluorescence response to temperature. , The connection of fluorescent chromophores to switchable heterocycles translates into molecular probes with ratiometric response to temperature. The opening and closing of their heterocyclic component equilibrates two emissive species with resolved fluorescence. Their relative emission intensities change monotonically with temperature to enable the visualization of thermal distributions at the microscale.

Publication Type
Chemical Communications
Silvia Giordani
Silvia Giordani
Full Professor Chair of Nanomaterials, Head of School of Chemical Sciences

My research interests are in the design, synthesis, and characterization of hybrid smart nanomaterials for biomedical, energy and environmental applications