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Recent advances in mechano-responsive luminescence of tetraphenylethylene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission properties

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Abstract

Since the realization in 2011 that most aggregation-induced emission (AIE) molecules exhibit mechano-responsive luminescence (MRL), research regarding the MRL of AIE molecules has drawn much attention, and this area has been expanding tremendously. As one of the most extensively studied AIE cores, tetraphenylethylene (TPE) has been widely used to construct MRL molecules. This review will focus on recent advances in MRL of TPE derivatives with AIE properties, including a brief history of mechano-responsive AIE-active materials, mechanistic studies on MRL, mechano-responsive luminogens based on TPE, mechano-responsive luminogens containing multiple AIE-active units, mechano-memory chromism and mechanoluminescence of TPE derivatives. Moreover, this review will give a perspective on the possible opportunities and future challenges that exist in this research area.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in mechano-responsive luminescence of tetraphenylethylene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission properties

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The article was received on 06 Feb 2018, accepted on 16 Mar 2018 and first published on 20 Mar 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8QM00062J
Citation: Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, Advance Article
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    Recent advances in mechano-responsive luminescence of tetraphenylethylene derivatives with aggregation-induced emission properties

    Z. Yang, Z. Chi, Z. Mao, Y. Zhang, S. Liu, J. Zhao, M. P. Aldred and Z. Chi, Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8QM00062J

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