Synthesis of novel cross-linked s-triazine-containing poly(aryl ether)s nanoparticles for biological fluorescent labeling

<p>A blue-fluorescence 2,4,6-tris(4-fluorophenyl)-1,3,5-triazine (TFPT) monomer was synthesized with high yield and high purity under mild reaction conditions. The TFPT, which had three active fluoric groups, was facilely incorporated into stable cross-linked fluorescent polymeric nanoparticles (FCPNs) via precipitation polymerization with 6-(4-hydroxyphenyl)pyridazin-3(2H)-one (HPZ). The FCPNs were highly dispersible in water and showed uniform size, intense blue fluorescence, and excellent biocompatibility, making them promising for live cell imaging label applications. This work has the potential to promote the exploitation of novel s-triazine monomers, and to provide a new view of functional crossing-linked polymers based on such monomers.</p>