dicarbocyanine

dicarbocyanine

[dī¦kär·bə¦sī·ə‚nēn]
(organic chemistry)
A member of a group of dyes termed the cyanine dyes; the structure consists of two heterocyclic rings joined to the five-carbon chain: =CH‒CH=CH‒CH=CH‒.
A particular dicarbocyanine dye containing two quinoline heterocyclic rings.
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The fluorescent NIR dye chosen for this work, DBCY5, is the dicarbocyanine analog of indocyanine green, synthesized in-house.