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Issue 18, 2013
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Self-assembly of organic luminophores with gelation-enhanced emission characteristics

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Abstract

Fluorescent self-assembled organogels are interesting supramolecular soft materials with polymer-like structures and have received particular attention due to their fascinating properties and promising practical applications. However, most planar π-conjugated gelators are highly emissive in the solution state but become weak emitters when self-assembled. Recently, a novel phenomenon of aggregation-induced emission (AIE) has drawn increasing research interest and has been the subject of numerous investigations. This intriguing finding paves a new way for creating fluorescent organogels by utilizing gelators with AIE characteristics. This review focuses on the recent advances in fluorescent organogels with gelation-enhanced emission features. Various kinds of low molecular weight gelators consisting of typical AIE luminogens, conventional planar chromophores, and photoactive molecules are introduced and the mechanisms for the emission enhancement are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of organic luminophores with gelation-enhanced emission characteristics

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Submitted
29 Dec 2012
Accepted
06 Mar 2013
First published
28 Mar 2013

Soft Matter, 2013,9, 4564-4579
Article type
Review Article

Self-assembly of organic luminophores with gelation-enhanced emission characteristics

Z. Zhao, J. W. Y. Lam and B. Z. Tang, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 4564
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM27969C

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