Gallium and Functionalized-Porphyrins Combine to Form Potential Lysosome-Specific Multimodal Bioprobes

A water-soluble bimetallic normal (“cold”) and radiochemical (“hot”) gallium–porphyrin–ruthenium–bipyridine complex (<b>GaporRu-1</b>) has been synthesized by microwave methodology in short reaction times with good (>85%) yields. <sup><b>68</b></sup><b>GaporRu-1</b> is demonstrated to be a potential multimodal and functional bioprobe for positron emission tomography (PET), lysosome specific optical imaging, and photodynamic therapy.