Tandem triad systems based on FRET for two-photon induced release of glutamate

Chem Commun (Camb). 2013 Nov 28;49(92):10805-7. doi: 10.1039/c3cc45812a.


Tandem systems allowing enhanced two-photon (2P) absorption in a wavelength range permitting coupling of the primary excitation by energy transfer to an intramolecular cage known to have fragmentation properties suited to photolysis in neuroscience is demonstrated to lead to a 10-fold improvement in the 2P photolysis cross-section at experimentally compatible wavelengths.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer*
  • Glutamic Acid / chemistry*
  • Molecular Structure
  • Photolysis
  • Photons*


  • Glutamic Acid