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Recent advances in organic mechanofluorochromic materials

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Mechanofluorochromic materials, which are dependent on changes in physical molecular packing modes, have attracted considerable interest over the past ten years. In this review, recent progress in the area of pure organic mechanofluorochromism is summarized, and majority of the reported organic mechanofluorochromic systems are discussed, along with their derived structure–property relationships. The existence of a structural relationship between aggregation-induced emission compounds and mechanofluorochromism is recognized based on our recent results, which considered aggregation-induced emission compounds as a well of mechanofluorochromic materials. The established structure–property relationship will guide researchers in identifying and synthesizing more mechanofluorochromic materials.

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16 Jan 2012
First published
26 Mar 2012

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 3878-3896
Article type
Tutorial Review

Recent advances in organic mechanofluorochromic materials

Z. Chi, X. Zhang, B. Xu, X. Zhou, C. Ma, Y. Zhang, S. Liu and J. Xu, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 3878
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35016E

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