Our invited manuscript on the use of hydrophobic fluorescent probes to study the nature of the non-covalent interactions prevalent in the inner core of PAMAM dendrimers, a class of water-soluble cationic polyelectrolytes, has been published in the Israel Journal of Chemistry. The manuscript will be part of Fluorescent Molecular Probes and Fluorescence-based Chemical Sensing special issue of the journal, guest-edited by Prof. David Margulies (Weizmann Institue of Science) and Prof. Mindy Levine (Ariel University).
Our recent collaboration with the Papish and Kim groups at UA, and others, has been published in Inorganic Chemistry. Our contribution to this work related to the photophysics of these ruthenium - diimine complexes, namely measuring the energies of the 3MLCT excited state through steady state luminescence experiments on the protonated vs. deprotonated metal complexes. The work also relates this energetic change to the mechanism of formation of singlet oxygen, which results in the complexes' cytotoxicity and use as anti-cancer agents.