We have established a concise synthetic route relying on a key base-promoted epimerization step to synthesize two series of activity-based probes carrying a BODIPY fluorophore for α-l-fucosidase. The resulting probes were evaluated for labeling performance. The one utilizing an o-fluoromethylphenol derivative as the latent trapping unit was successfully applied for the first time to visualize and locate lysosomal α-l-fucosidase activity in human cells.
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