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Hi all,

I was wondering if anybody knows the lesser of two evils: low extinction coefficient (EC), or worse photostability?


My example here is the difference between Alexa 633 and 647 using a 642 laser line.  If you view these on a spectral viewer it's quite misleading.  The normalized excitation spectra suggest that a 642 nm line would hit both the 633 and 647 with around 80% efficiency.  If you consider the brightness extinction coefficient you'll see that 647 is 2-3 times 'larger' in terms of it's cross section (for those not familiar, think of it as a target, larger cross sections mean higher probabilities that the light will interact with the fluorophore), meaning you'll get 2-3 times more molecules excited with the same laser intensity/density.  The next step is how much of that light it will emit as fluorescence, measured as it's quantum yield (QY).  I can't find for 633, but considering the difference in molecular brightnesses measured with FCS I'd guess it's about the same if not a little more, guessing 0.3 - 0.4 range.  The last subtlety is that the 633 dye will spend around 3x more in the excited state before fluorescing, lifetime of 3.2 vs 1 ns.


I'm trying to wrap my head around the lesser of two evils, and what photophsics would help me make the decision between A633 and A647 on a 642nm laser line?  I know the A647 is less photostable, but if I have to use 3x less laser power for the same signal would I break even?


Thanks for thinking on this splitting-of-hairs that really should just be done empirically :)


Neil



Collated details:


A647

EC - 270 kcm^-1M^-1 (WikiPedia)

EC - 240 kcm^-1M^-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699–1712, 2003, http://www.jhc.org)

Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2

- 3.5 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1

(Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)

QY - 0.33

lifetime - 1 ns


A633

EC - 159 kcm-1M-1 (WikiPedia)

EC - 100 kcm-1M-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699–1712, 2003, http://www.jhc.org)

Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2

- 1 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1

(Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)

QY ?

lifetime - 3.2 ns (https://www.thermofisher.com)







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We use Alexa 647 with a 638 and 640nm laser line (two different confocal
microscopes) and it has performed well. Empirically I have never noted any
exceptional amount of bleaching with this fluorophore, and generally found
it to be fairly robust overall.

Craig

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> Hi all,
>
> I was wondering if anybody knows the lesser of two evils: low extinction
> coefficient (EC), or worse photostability?
>
>
> My example here is the difference between Alexa 633 and 647 using a 642
> laser line.  If you view these on a spectral viewer it's quite misleading.
> The normalized excitation spectra suggest that a 642 nm line would hit both
> the 633 and 647 with around 80% efficiency.  If you consider the brightness
> extinction coefficient you'll see that 647 is 2-3 times 'larger' in terms
> of it's cross section (for those not familiar, think of it as a target,
> larger cross sections mean higher probabilities that the light will
> interact with the fluorophore), meaning you'll get 2-3 times more molecules
> excited with the same laser intensity/density.  The next step is how much
> of that light it will emit as fluorescence, measured as it's quantum yield
> (QY).  I can't find for 633, but considering the difference in molecular
> brightnesses measured with FCS I'd guess it's about the same if not a
> little more, guessing 0.3 - 0.4 range.  The last subtlety is that the 633
> dye will spend around 3x more in the excited state before fluorescing,
> lifetime of 3.2 vs 1 ns.
>
>
> I'm trying to wrap my head around the lesser of two evils, and what
> photophsics would help me make the decision between A633 and A647 on a
> 642nm laser line?  I know the A647 is less photostable, but if I have to
> use 3x less laser power for the same signal would I break even?
>
>
> Thanks for thinking on this splitting-of-hairs that really should just be
> done empirically :)
>
>
> Neil
>
>
>
> Collated details:
>
>
> A647
>
> EC - 270 kcm^-1M^-1 (WikiPedia)
>
> EC - 240 kcm^-1M^-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699–1712, 2003,
> http://www.jhc.org)
>
> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>
> - 3.5 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>
> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface
> Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>
> QY - 0.33
>
> lifetime - 1 ns
>
>
> A633
>
> EC - 159 kcm-1M-1 (WikiPedia)
>
> EC - 100 kcm-1M-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699–1712, 2003,
> http://www.jhc.org)
>
> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>
> - 1 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>
> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface
> Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>
> QY ?
>
> lifetime - 3.2 ns (https://www.thermofisher.com)
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Hi Neil,

>I know the A647 is less photostable, but if I have to use 3x less laser power for the same signal would I break even?

If you have to use 3x the power but have 1/3 the absorption rate, then
you have no difference because only photons that are absorbed
contribute to bleaching.  Well assuming you aren't thermally damaging
the sample, which is unlikely at 633 nm.

Intuitively for two dyes with similar spectra and roughly comparable
absorption cross sections, I would expect the dye with the much longer
lifetime to work better, since a longer lifetime at a usable quantum
yield suggests a lower rate of nonradiative relaxations.  This is just
a rough rule of thumb though, no idea for your specific dyes.  Try
them and see?

Mike

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> We use Alexa 647 with a 638 and 640nm laser line (two different confocal
> microscopes) and it has performed well. Empirically I have never noted any
> exceptional amount of bleaching with this fluorophore, and generally found
> it to be fairly robust overall.
>
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> On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 9:09 AM, Anthony, Neil <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>> Hi all,
>>
>> I was wondering if anybody knows the lesser of two evils: low extinction
>> coefficient (EC), or worse photostability?
>>
>>
>> My example here is the difference between Alexa 633 and 647 using a 642
>> laser line.  If you view these on a spectral viewer it's quite misleading.
>> The normalized excitation spectra suggest that a 642 nm line would hit both
>> the 633 and 647 with around 80% efficiency.  If you consider the brightness
>> extinction coefficient you'll see that 647 is 2-3 times 'larger' in terms
>> of it's cross section (for those not familiar, think of it as a target,
>> larger cross sections mean higher probabilities that the light will
>> interact with the fluorophore), meaning you'll get 2-3 times more molecules
>> excited with the same laser intensity/density.  The next step is how much
>> of that light it will emit as fluorescence, measured as it's quantum yield
>> (QY).  I can't find for 633, but considering the difference in molecular
>> brightnesses measured with FCS I'd guess it's about the same if not a
>> little more, guessing 0.3 - 0.4 range.  The last subtlety is that the 633
>> dye will spend around 3x more in the excited state before fluorescing,
>> lifetime of 3.2 vs 1 ns.
>>
>>
>> I'm trying to wrap my head around the lesser of two evils, and what
>> photophsics would help me make the decision between A633 and A647 on a
>> 642nm laser line?  I know the A647 is less photostable, but if I have to
>> use 3x less laser power for the same signal would I break even?
>>
>>
>> Thanks for thinking on this splitting-of-hairs that really should just be
>> done empirically :)
>>
>>
>> Neil
>>
>>
>>
>> Collated details:
>>
>>
>> A647
>>
>> EC - 270 kcm^-1M^-1 (WikiPedia)
>>
>> EC - 240 kcm^-1M^-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699–1712, 2003,
>> http://www.jhc.org)
>>
>> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>>
>> - 3.5 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>>
>> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface
>> Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>>
>> QY - 0.33
>>
>> lifetime - 1 ns
>>
>>
>> A633
>>
>> EC - 159 kcm-1M-1 (WikiPedia)
>>
>> EC - 100 kcm-1M-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699–1712, 2003,
>> http://www.jhc.org)
>>
>> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>>
>> - 1 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>>
>> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface
>> Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>>
>> QY ?
>>
>> lifetime - 3.2 ns (https://www.thermofisher.com)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Hi Neil,

the answer is: Yes. Oops, that may be for the greater of two unfavorable
properties (that is, equal). So to be clear: both are to be avoided
(unless CALI / FALI or DAB photooxiding).

What you probably really need is the quantum yields (QYs) of:

* fluorescence

* bad things

* heat transfer to surrounding molecules (which equals 1 = QY_fl - QYb.t.).

As for your QY_fl guess for AF633: not accounting for dark state(s) or
"dud" molecules (non fluorescent for other reasons, like the bottle is
not 100% AF633).

I encourage you to test your math and logic (and maybe some empiric FCS
and other F-techniques)  against fluorescein and tetrabromofluorescein
(aka eosin, see Tom Derrinck's use of eosin to photoconvert DAB into
nice precipitate).

enjoy,
George
wrt F-techniques, see

The F-techniques: advances in receptor protein studies.
Liu P, Ahmed S, Wohland T.
Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jul;19(5):181-90. doi:
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On 6/15/2017 11:09 AM, Anthony, Neil wrote:

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> Hi all,
>
> I was wondering if anybody knows the lesser of two evils: low extinction coefficient (EC), or worse photostability?
>
>
> My example here is the difference between Alexa 633 and 647 using a 642 laser line.  If you view these on a spectral viewer it's quite misleading.  The normalized excitation spectra suggest that a 642 nm line would hit both the 633 and 647 with around 80% efficiency.  If you consider the brightness extinction coefficient you'll see that 647 is 2-3 times 'larger' in terms of it's cross section (for those not familiar, think of it as a target, larger cross sections mean higher probabilities that the light will interact with the fluorophore), meaning you'll get 2-3 times more molecules excited with the same laser intensity/density.  The next step is how much of that light it will emit as fluorescence, measured as it's quantum yield (QY).  I can't find for 633, but considering the difference in molecular brightnesses measured with FCS I'd guess it's about the same if not a little more, guessing 0.3 - 0.4 range.  The last subtlety is that the 633 dye will spend around 3x more in the excited state before fluorescing, lifetime of 3.2 vs 1 ns.
>
>
> I'm trying to wrap my head around the lesser of two evils, and what photophsics would help me make the decision between A633 and A647 on a 642nm laser line?  I know the A647 is less photostable, but if I have to use 3x less laser power for the same signal would I break even?
>
>
> Thanks for thinking on this splitting-of-hairs that really should just be done empirically :)
>
>
> Neil
>
>
>
> Collated details:
>
>
> A647
>
> EC - 270 kcm^-1M^-1 (WikiPedia)
>
> EC - 240 kcm^-1M^-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699–1712, 2003, http://www.jhc.org)
>
> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>
> - 3.5 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>
> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>
> QY - 0.33
>
> lifetime - 1 ns
>
>
> A633
>
> EC - 159 kcm-1M-1 (WikiPedia)
>
> EC - 100 kcm-1M-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699–1712, 2003, http://www.jhc.org)
>
> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>
> - 1 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>
> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>
> QY ?
>
> lifetime - 3.2 ns (https://www.thermofisher.com)
>
>
>
>
>
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Sometime ago a Molecular Probes rep told me the AF633 was not very soluble so they had a very hard time measuring the QY.
That is why they don't quote it on their webpage or in their literature.
She suspected it was much lower than AF647. We always recommend AF647.

I had remembered AF647 was more photostable but I see ThermoFisher doesn't have it on the dashboard. Not sure why.
https://www.thermofisher.com/ca/en/home/life-science/cell-analysis/fluorophores/alexa-fluor-647.html

Sincerely,

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And then, bleaching is dependent on the mounting medium you use. Just to
add to the parameters to look at. What works in one anti-fade medium
does not necessarily work in another.

I guess this is one of the very few cases where it actually might be
quicker to do the experiment rather than to go to the library.

Steffen

Am 15.06.2017 um 17:09 schrieb Anthony, Neil:

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> Hi all,
>
> I was wondering if anybody knows the lesser of two evils: low extinction coefficient (EC), or worse photostability?
>
>
> My example here is the difference between Alexa 633 and 647 using a 642laser line.  If you view these on a spectral viewer it's quite misleading.  The normalized excitation spectra suggest that a 642 nm line would hit both the 633 and 647 with around 80% efficiency.  If you consider the brightness extinction coefficient you'll see that 647 is 2-3 times 'larger' in terms of it's cross section (for those not familiar, think of it as a target, larger cross sections mean higher probabilities that the light will interact with the fluorophore), meaning you'll get 2-3 times more molecules excited with the same laser intensity/density.  The next step is how much of that light it will emit as fluorescence, measured as it's quantum yield (QY).  I can't find for 633, but considering the difference inmolecular brightnesses measured with FCS I'd guess it's about the same if not a little more, guessing 0.3 - 0.4 range.  The last subtlety is thatthe 633 dye will spend around 3x more in the excited state before fluorescing, lifetime of 3.2 vs 1 ns.
>
>
> I'm trying to wrap my head around the lesser of two evils, and what photophsics would help me make the decision between A633 and A647 on a 642nmlaser line?  I know the A647 is less photostable, but if I have to use 3x less laser power for the same signal would I break even?
>
>
> Thanks for thinking on this splitting-of-hairs that really should just be done empirically :)
>
>
> Neil
>
>
>
> Collated details:
>
>
> A647
>
> EC - 270 kcm^-1M^-1 (WikiPedia)
>
> EC - 240 kcm^-1M^-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699–1712, 2003, http://www.jhc.org)
>
> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>
> - 3.5 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>
> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>
> QY - 0.33
>
> lifetime - 1 ns
>
>
> A633
>
> EC - 159 kcm-1M-1 (WikiPedia)
>
> EC - 100 kcm-1M-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699–1712, 2003, http://www.jhc.org)
>
> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>
> - 1 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>
> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>
> QY ?
>
> lifetime - 3.2 ns (https://www.thermofisher.com)
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Thanks all for your thoughts on A633 vs A647 :)


Some great tips, and many avenues I hadn't thought of.


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And then, bleaching is dependent on the mounting medium you use. Just to
add to the parameters to look at. What works in one anti-fade medium
does not necessarily work in another.

I guess this is one of the very few cases where it actually might be
quicker to do the experiment rather than to go to the library.

Steffen

Am 15.06.2017 um 17:09 schrieb Anthony, Neil:

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> Hi all,
>
> I was wondering if anybody knows the lesser of two evils: low extinction coefficient (EC), or worse photostability?
>
>
> My example here is the difference between Alexa 633 and 647 using a 642laser line.  If you view these on a spectral viewer it's quite misleading.  The normalized excitation spectra suggest that a 642 nm line would hit both the 633 and 647 with around 80% efficiency.  If you consider the brightness extinction coefficient you'll see that 647 is 2-3 times 'larger' in terms of it's cross section (for those not familiar, think of it as a target, larger cross sections mean higher probabilities that the light will interact with the fluorophore), meaning you'll get 2-3 times more molecules excited with the same laser intensity/density.  The next step is how much of that light it will emit as fluorescence, measured as it's quantum yield (QY).  I can't find for 633, but considering the difference inmolecular brightnesses measured with FCS I'd guess it's about the same if not a little more, guessing 0.3 - 0.4 range.  The last subtlety is thatthe 633 dye will spend around 3x more in the excited state before fluorescing, lifetime of 3.2 vs 1 ns.
>
>
> I'm trying to wrap my head around the lesser of two evils, and what photophsics would help me make the decision between A633 and A647 on a 642nmlaser line?  I know the A647 is less photostable, but if I have to use 3x less laser power for the same signal would I break even?
>
>
> Thanks for thinking on this splitting-of-hairs that really should just be done empirically :)
>
>
> Neil
>
>
>
> Collated details:
>
>
> A647
>
> EC - 270 kcm^-1M^-1 (WikiPedia)
>
> EC - 240 kcm^-1M^-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699–1712, 2003, http://www.jhc.org)
>
> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>
> - 3.5 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>
> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>
> QY - 0.33
>
> lifetime - 1 ns
>
>
> A633
>
> EC - 159 kcm-1M-1 (WikiPedia)
>
> EC - 100 kcm-1M-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699–1712, 2003, http://www.jhc.org)
>
> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>
> - 1 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>
> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>
> QY ?
>
> lifetime - 3.2 ns (https://www.thermofisher.com)
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Hi All,
I agree, the Confocal Listserver is an amazing resource...

One small question that I have in relation to this discussion about AF633 and AF647:

In the Mol Probes/Thermo/Life Tech tutorials on fluorescence, it is stated the photodamage/photobleaching primary occurs when a additional photon hits a fluorophore when it is in its semi-stable excited state.

Therefore:
1. If you use lower laser power, there is a lower probability of this occurring (therefore less photobleaching);
2. If you use a shorter pixel dwell time, there is also a lower probability of this happening. Is this why spinning disks cause less photobleaching?

Would it therefore follow (and discounting many of the other variables), if a fluorophore had a shorter lifetime (it spends less time in the semi-stable excited state), that fluorophore will be more photostable?
If this logic follows, then AF647 (with a lifetime of 1ns) should be more photostable that AF633 (with a lifetime of 3.2ns).

This seems too simple and have I missed something significant here? All views appreciated.
Cheers
Paul

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Thanks all for your thoughts on A633 vs A647 :)


Some great tips, and many avenues I hadn't thought of.


How I love the Confocal Listserv!


I bid you good science.


Neil



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And then, bleaching is dependent on the mounting medium you use. Just to add to the parameters to look at. What works in one anti-fade medium does not necessarily work in another.

I guess this is one of the very few cases where it actually might be quicker to do the experiment rather than to go to the library.

Steffen

Am 15.06.2017 um 17:09 schrieb Anthony, Neil:

> *****
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> *****
>
> Hi all,
>
> I was wondering if anybody knows the lesser of two evils: low extinction coefficient (EC), or worse photostability?
>
>
> My example here is the difference between Alexa 633 and 647 using a 642laser line.  If you view these on a spectral viewer it's quite misleading.  The normalized excitation spectra suggest that a 642 nm line would hit both the 633 and 647 with around 80% efficiency.  If you consider the brightness extinction coefficient you'll see that 647 is 2-3 times 'larger' in terms of it's cross section (for those not familiar, think of it as a target, larger cross sections mean higher probabilities that the light will interact with the fluorophore), meaning you'll get 2-3 times more molecules excited with the same laser intensity/density.  The next step is how much of that light it will emit as fluorescence, measured as it's quantum yield (QY).  I can't find for 633, but considering the difference inmolecular brightnesses measured with FCS I'd guess it's about the same if not a little more, guessing 0.3 - 0.4 range.  The last subtlety is thatthe 633 dye will spend around 3x more in the excited state before fluorescing, lifetime of 3.2 vs 1 ns.
>
>
> I'm trying to wrap my head around the lesser of two evils, and what photophsics would help me make the decision between A633 and A647 on a 642nmlaser line?  I know the A647 is less photostable, but if I have to use 3x less laser power for the same signal would I break even?
>
>
> Thanks for thinking on this splitting-of-hairs that really should just
> be done empirically :)
>
>
> Neil
>
>
>
> Collated details:
>
>
> A647
>
> EC - 270 kcm^-1M^-1 (WikiPedia)
>
> EC - 240 kcm^-1M^-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699-1712, 2003,
> http://www.jhc.org)
>
> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>
> - 3.5 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>
> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface
> Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>
> QY - 0.33
>
> lifetime - 1 ns
>
>
> A633
>
> EC - 159 kcm-1M-1 (WikiPedia)
>
> EC - 100 kcm-1M-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699-1712, 2003,
> http://www.jhc.org)
>
> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>
> - 1 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>
> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface
> Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>
> QY ?
>
> lifetime - 3.2 ns (https://www.thermofisher.com)
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> Building (HSRB), Room EG21
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> Hi All,
> I agree, the Confocal Listserver is an amazing resource...
>
> One small question that I have in relation to this discussion about AF633 and AF647:
>
> In the Mol Probes/Thermo/Life Tech tutorials on fluorescence, it is stated the photodamage/photobleaching primary occurs when a additional photon hits a fluorophore when it is in its semi-stable excited state.

Does this imply that photobleaching should be a function of intensity
squared? Is this in fact the case?


> Therefore:
> 1. If you use lower laser power, there is a lower probability of this occurring (therefore less photobleaching);
> 2. If you use a shorter pixel dwell time, there is also a lower probability of this happening. Is this why spinning disks cause less photobleaching?
>
> Would it therefore follow (and discounting many of the other variables), if a fluorophore had a shorter lifetime (it spends less time in the semi-stable excited state), that fluorophore will be more photostable?
> If this logic follows, then AF647 (with a lifetime of 1ns) should be more photostable that AF633 (with a lifetime of 3.2ns).
>
> This seems too simple and have I missed something significant here? All views appreciated.
> Cheers
> Paul
>
> Assoc. Prof. Paul Rigby
> Optical Microscopy Specialist
> Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis (M519)
> The University of Western Australia
> 35 Stirling Highway
> Perth  WA  6009
> Australia
>
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>
>
> Thanks all for your thoughts on A633 vs A647 :)
>
>
> Some great tips, and many avenues I hadn't thought of.
>
>
> How I love the Confocal Listserv!
>
>
> I bid you good science.
>
>
> Neil
>
>
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> And then, bleaching is dependent on the mounting medium you use. Just to add to the parameters to look at. What works in one anti-fade medium does not necessarily work in another.
>
> I guess this is one of the very few cases where it actually might be quicker to do the experiment rather than to go to the library.
>
> Steffen
>
> Am 15.06.2017 um 17:09 schrieb Anthony, Neil:
>> *****
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>> *****
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I was wondering if anybody knows the lesser of two evils: low extinction coefficient (EC), or worse photostability?
>>
>>
>> My example here is the difference between Alexa 633 and 647 using a 642laser line.  If you view these on a spectral viewer it's quite misleading.  The normalized excitation spectra suggest that a 642 nm line would hit both the 633 and 647 with around 80% efficiency.  If you consider the brightness extinction coefficient you'll see that 647 is 2-3 times 'larger' in terms of it's cross section (for those not familiar, think of it as a target, larger cross sections mean higher probabilities that the light will interact with the fluorophore), meaning you'll get 2-3 times more molecules excited with the same laser intensity/density.  The next step is how much of that light it will emit as fluorescence, measured as it's quantum yield (QY).  I can't find for 633, but considering the difference inmolecular brightnesses measured with FCS I'd guess it's about the same if not a little more, guessing 0.3 - 0.4 range.  The last subtlety is thatthe 633 dye will spend around 3x more in the excited state before fluorescing, lifetime of 3.2 vs 1 ns.
>>
>>
>> I'm trying to wrap my head around the lesser of two evils, and what photophsics would help me make the decision between A633 and A647 on a 642nmlaser line?  I know the A647 is less photostable, but if I have to use 3x less laser power for the same signal would I break even?
>>
>>
>> Thanks for thinking on this splitting-of-hairs that really should just
>> be done empirically :)
>>
>>
>> Neil
>>
>>
>>
>> Collated details:
>>
>>
>> A647
>>
>> EC - 270 kcm^-1M^-1 (WikiPedia)
>>
>> EC - 240 kcm^-1M^-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699-1712, 2003,
>> http://www.jhc.org)
>>
>> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>>
>> - 3.5 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>>
>> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface
>> Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>>
>> QY - 0.33
>>
>> lifetime - 1 ns
>>
>>
>> A633
>>
>> EC - 159 kcm-1M-1 (WikiPedia)
>>
>> EC - 100 kcm-1M-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699-1712, 2003,
>> http://www.jhc.org)
>>
>> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>>
>> - 1 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>>
>> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface
>> Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>>
>> QY ?
>>
>> lifetime - 3.2 ns (https://www.thermofisher.com)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Neil Anthony, PhD  |  Assistant Scientist Health Sciences Research
>> Building (HSRB), Room EG21
>> 1760 Haygood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322
>>
>> [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>
>> ici.emory.edu<http://www.cores.emory.edu/ici/>
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Should you not also take into account the quantum yield of the fluorophore?
What are the yields of AF647 and AF633?

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> Hi All,
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> One small question that I have in relation to this discussion about AF633
> and AF647:
>
> In the Mol Probes/Thermo/Life Tech tutorials on fluorescence, it is stated
> the photodamage/photobleaching primary occurs when a additional photon hits
> a fluorophore when it is in its semi-stable excited state.
>
> Therefore:
> 1. If you use lower laser power, there is a lower probability of this
> occurring (therefore less photobleaching);
> 2. If you use a shorter pixel dwell time, there is also a lower
> probability of this happening. Is this why spinning disks cause less
> photobleaching?
>
> Would it therefore follow (and discounting many of the other variables),
> if a fluorophore had a shorter lifetime (it spends less time in the
> semi-stable excited state), that fluorophore will be more photostable?
> If this logic follows, then AF647 (with a lifetime of 1ns) should be more
> photostable that AF633 (with a lifetime of 3.2ns).
>
> This seems too simple and have I missed something significant here? All
> views appreciated.
> Cheers
> Paul
>
> Assoc. Prof. Paul Rigby
> Optical Microscopy Specialist
> Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis (M519)
> The University of Western Australia
> 35 Stirling Highway
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Monday, 19 June 2017 9:52 PM
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> Subject: Re: Fluorescence Extinction Coefficient vs Photostability - Alexa
> 633 vs 647
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> Thanks all for your thoughts on A633 vs A647 :)
>
>
> Some great tips, and many avenues I hadn't thought of.
>
>
> How I love the Confocal Listserv!
>
>
> I bid you good science.
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>
> Neil
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> 633 vs 647
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>
> And then, bleaching is dependent on the mounting medium you use. Just to
> add to the parameters to look at. What works in one anti-fade medium does
> not necessarily work in another.
>
> I guess this is one of the very few cases where it actually might be
> quicker to do the experiment rather than to go to the library.
>
> Steffen
>
> Am 15.06.2017 um 17:09 schrieb Anthony, Neil:
> > *****
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> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I was wondering if anybody knows the lesser of two evils: low extinction
> coefficient (EC), or worse photostability?
> >
> >
> > My example here is the difference between Alexa 633 and 647 using a
> 642laser line.  If you view these on a spectral viewer it's quite
> misleading.  The normalized excitation spectra suggest that a 642 nm line
> would hit both the 633 and 647 with around 80% efficiency.  If you consider
> the brightness extinction coefficient you'll see that 647 is 2-3 times
> 'larger' in terms of it's cross section (for those not familiar, think of
> it as a target, larger cross sections mean higher probabilities that the
> light will interact with the fluorophore), meaning you'll get 2-3 times
> more molecules excited with the same laser intensity/density.  The next
> step is how much of that light it will emit as fluorescence, measured as
> it's quantum yield (QY).  I can't find for 633, but considering the
> difference inmolecular brightnesses measured with FCS I'd guess it's about
> the same if not a little more, guessing 0.3 - 0.4 range.  The last subtlety
> is thatthe 633 dye will spend around 3x more in the excited state before
> fluorescing, lifetime of 3.2 vs 1 ns.
> >
> >
> > I'm trying to wrap my head around the lesser of two evils, and what
> photophsics would help me make the decision between A633 and A647 on a
> 642nmlaser line?  I know the A647 is less photostable, but if I have to use
> 3x less laser power for the same signal would I break even?
> >
> >
> > Thanks for thinking on this splitting-of-hairs that really should just
> > be done empirically :)
> >
> >
> > Neil
> >
> >
> >
> > Collated details:
> >
> >
> > A647
> >
> > EC - 270 kcm^-1M^-1 (WikiPedia)
> >
> > EC - 240 kcm^-1M^-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699-1712, 2003,
> > http://www.jhc.org)
> >
> > Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
> >
> > - 3.5 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
> >
> > (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface
> > Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
> >
> > QY - 0.33
> >
> > lifetime - 1 ns
> >
> >
> > A633
> >
> > EC - 159 kcm-1M-1 (WikiPedia)
> >
> > EC - 100 kcm-1M-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699-1712, 2003,
> > http://www.jhc.org)
> >
> > Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
> >
> > - 1 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
> >
> > (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface
> > Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
> >
> > QY ?
> >
> > lifetime - 3.2 ns (https://www.thermofisher.com)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Fluorophores have a lifetime over which they will remain in the excited
state before emitting. In theory fluorophores with long lifetimes are more
vulnerable to photobleaching as the molecule stays in the excited state
longer. This increases the probability of interaction with an additional
excitation photon while in that state, which can open up energy pathways
that lead to the bleaching of the molecule rather than fluorescence
emission. In practice, other factors also influence this, such as oxygen in
the environment that can lead to free radical production (possible for UV
or 2P scenarios) which can destroy the fluorophore through reduction
interactions.
Another problem is that the absorption profile of the molecule for the
excited state may be different from the relaxed state, so the
wavelength/energy you need to get from the excited state to a possibly
destructive state is not necessarily what you need to get from the ground
to the excited state.
Hope this helped more than it confused. Molecular lifetime is a fairly
complex topic!

Craig

On Jun 20, 2017 11:57 PM, "Paul Rigby" <[hidden email]> wrote:


In the Mol Probes/Thermo/Life Tech tutorials on fluorescence, it is stated
the photodamage/photobleaching primary occurs when a additional photon hits
a fluorophore when it is in its semi-stable excited state.

Therefore:
1. If you use lower laser power, there is a lower probability of this
occurring (therefore less photobleaching);
2. If you use a shorter pixel dwell time, there is also a lower probability
of this happening. Is this why spinning disks cause less photobleaching?

Would it therefore follow (and discounting many of the other variables), if
a fluorophore had a shorter lifetime (it spends less time in the
semi-stable excited state), that fluorophore will be more photostable?
If this logic follows, then AF647 (with a lifetime of 1ns) should be more
photostable that AF633 (with a lifetime of 3.2ns).

This seems too simple and have I missed something significant here? All
views appreciated.
Cheers
Paul

Assoc. Prof. Paul Rigby
Optical Microscopy Specialist
Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis (M519)
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Perth  WA  6009
Australia


-----Original Message-----
From: Confocal Microscopy List [mailto:[hidden email]] On
Behalf Of Anthony, Neil
Sent: Monday, 19 June 2017 9:52 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: Fluorescence Extinction Coefficient vs Photostability - Alexa
633 vs 647

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Thanks all for your thoughts on A633 vs A647 :)


Some great tips, and many avenues I hadn't thought of.


How I love the Confocal Listserv!


I bid you good science.


Neil



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Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 5:55:13 AM
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Subject: Re: Fluorescence Extinction Coefficient vs Photostability - Alexa
633 vs 647

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And then, bleaching is dependent on the mounting medium you use. Just to
add to the parameters to look at. What works in one anti-fade medium does
not necessarily work in another.

I guess this is one of the very few cases where it actually might be
quicker to do the experiment rather than to go to the library.

Steffen

Am 15.06.2017 um 17:09 schrieb Anthony, Neil:
> *****
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> Post images on http://www.imgur.com and include the link in your posting.
> *****
>
> Hi all,
>
> I was wondering if anybody knows the lesser of two evils: low extinction
coefficient (EC), or worse photostability?
>
>
> My example here is the difference between Alexa 633 and 647 using a
642laser line.  If you view these on a spectral viewer it's quite
misleading.  The normalized excitation spectra suggest that a 642 nm line
would hit both the 633 and 647 with around 80% efficiency.  If you consider
the brightness extinction coefficient you'll see that 647 is 2-3 times
'larger' in terms of it's cross section (for those not familiar, think of
it as a target, larger cross sections mean higher probabilities that the
light will interact with the fluorophore), meaning you'll get 2-3 times
more molecules excited with the same laser intensity/density.  The next
step is how much of that light it will emit as fluorescence, measured as
it's quantum yield (QY).  I can't find for 633, but considering the
difference inmolecular brightnesses measured with FCS I'd guess it's about
the same if not a little more, guessing 0.3 - 0.4 range.  The last subtlety
is thatthe 633 dye will spend around 3x more in the excited state before
fluorescing, lifetime of 3.2 vs 1 ns.
>
>
> I'm trying to wrap my head around the lesser of two evils, and what
photophsics would help me make the decision between A633 and A647 on a
642nmlaser line?  I know the A647 is less photostable, but if I have to use
3x less laser power for the same signal would I break even?

>
>
> Thanks for thinking on this splitting-of-hairs that really should just
> be done empirically :)
>
>
> Neil
>
>
>
> Collated details:
>
>
> A647
>
> EC - 270 kcm^-1M^-1 (WikiPedia)
>
> EC - 240 kcm^-1M^-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699-1712, 2003,
> http://www.jhc.org)
>
> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>
> - 3.5 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>
> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface
> Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>
> QY - 0.33
>
> lifetime - 1 ns
>
>
> A633
>
> EC - 159 kcm-1M-1 (WikiPedia)
>
> EC - 100 kcm-1M-1 (Berlier etal, Volume 51(12): 1699-1712, 2003,
> http://www.jhc.org)
>
> Brightness @ 1x10^-1 MW cm^-2
>
> - 1 x 10^4 Hz mol^-1
>
> (Time Resolved Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy on Surface
> Tethered, Diaa Atta p68)
>
> QY ?
>
> lifetime - 3.2 ns (https://www.thermofisher.com)
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Neil Anthony, PhD  |  Assistant Scientist Health Sciences Research
> Building (HSRB), Room EG21
> 1760 Haygood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322
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