A collaborative study to determine what role, if any, vitamin D3 plays in the survival of a zooplankton genus, Daphnia (spp.), under the stress of UV radiation is currently ongoing. The portion of the study described here is a method towards linking vitamin D3 to a fluorophore (Nile Blue A). Functionalization and linking of Nile Blue A and vitamin D3 is explored utilizing "click" chemistry, carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) coupling and diisopropylcarbodiimide (DIC) coupling.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Zooplankton--Effect of ultraviolet radiation on; Cholecalciferol
Department, Program, or Center
School of Chemistry and Materials Science (COS)
Rosenberg, L. Paul
Meehl, Pamela, "A Collaborative study of vitamin D3 uptake by microcrustaceans (daphnia spp.): Studies towards linking vitamin D3 and Nile Blue A" (2011). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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