Methylene blue as a far-red light-mediated photocleavable multifunctional ligand

Chem Commun (Camb). 2020 Feb 6;56(11):1673-1676. doi: 10.1039/c9cc08916k.


Methylene blue (MB) with a 10-N-carbamoyl linkage was discovered and developed as a multifunctional far-red (660 nm) photocleavable ligand capable of rendering a series of MB-conjugated compounds with off-to-on fluorescence switch properties through the controlled release of MB.