The blue emission of a carbamic acid oligo(2-methyl-2-oxazoline) synthesized by a cationic ring-opening polymerization in supercritical carbon dioxide under controlled conditions is reported. The increase of the light-emission intensity of oligo(2-oxazoline)s was achieved by carbamic acid insertion at the oligomer starting end during the polymerization. Successful labeling of gram-positive S. aureus bacterial cells with carbamic acid ammonium-quaternized oligo(2-oxazoline)s turn these materials into promising blue fluorescent markers for imaging and bioanalytical assays. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-208
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


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