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Organic solid fluorophores regulated by subtle structure modification: color-tunable and aggregation-induced emission

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Organic solid fluorophores with a tunable emission color have been widely applied in multiple areas. However, rational design and efficient crafting of these fluorophores from a simple core skeleton is still a formidable challenge because of the undesirable concentration quenching emission effect. Herein, we present the development of two series of organic solid fluorophores based on a backbone of p-bis(2,2-dicyanovinyl)benzene. Notably, the introduction of either non-aromatic or aromatic substituents provides fluorophores with a tunable emission color. Moreover, the fluorophores with aromatic substituents exhibit additional unique optical phenomena, such as aggregation-induced emission, polymorphism-dependent emission, and reversible mechanochromic luminescence.

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Submitted
29 Jun 2016
Accepted
27 Aug 2016
First published
30 Aug 2016

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Chem. Sci., 2017,8, 577-582
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Organic solid fluorophores regulated by subtle structure modification: color-tunable and aggregation-induced emission

J. N. Zhang, H. Kang, N. Li, S. M. Zhou, H. M. Sun, S. W. Yin, N. Zhao and B. Z. Tang, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 577
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC02875F

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