Zhou, Y., Yao, Y.W., Qi, Q., Fang, Y., Li, J.Y., and Yao, C. (2013) A click-activated fluorescent probe for selective detection of hydrazoic acid and its application in biological imaging. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England). 49(53):5924-6.
Here we present a new approach to aqueous hydrazoic acid detection through the synthesis and evaluation of an alkyne-based fluorescent probe, which could be applied in the monitoring of hydrazoic acid in both living Hela cells and larval zebrafish. This probe can also serve as an early warning automaton which would alert when both azide and protons exist over the threshold value.