A series of fluorescein dyes have been prepared from a common precursor through a very simple synthetic procedure, giving access to important precursors for fluorescent probes. The method has proven an efficient access to regioisomerically pure 5- and 6-carboxyfluoresceins on a large scale, in good yields, and with high regioisomeric purity. Furthermore, we have applied the method to the development of a new type of mixed fluorescein derivatives of 5-carboxyfluorescein. We have demonstrated the scope of the procedure by synthesizing a new type of double chromophore within the fluoro-Jade family.
- Synthetic methods
- Fluorescent probes