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Fabrication of fluorescent nanoparticles based on AIE luminogens (AIE dots) and their applications in bioimaging

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Abstract

Fluorescent nanoparticles (NPs) represent a new group of contrast agents for bioimaging. One of the challenging problems in this area is to fabricate fluorescent NPs with improved brightness, photostability and biocompatibility. The recently discovered aggregation-induced emission (AIE) luminogens, which exhibit enhanced emission upon aggregate formation, may circumvent these problems. Incorporating AIE fluorophores into the NP platform results in AIE dots with greatly enhanced fluorescence efficiency and superior photostability. In this review, we will summarize our effort in the last five years on the fabrication of AIE dots and their applications in bioimaging.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of fluorescent nanoparticles based on AIE luminogens (AIE dots) and their applications in bioimaging

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The article was received on 05 Mar 2016, accepted on 12 Apr 2016 and first published on 12 Apr 2016


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00060F
Citation: Mater. Horiz., 2016,3, 283-293
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    Fabrication of fluorescent nanoparticles based on AIE luminogens (AIE dots) and their applications in bioimaging

    S. Chen, H. Wang, Y. Hong and B. Z. Tang, Mater. Horiz., 2016, 3, 283
    DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00060F

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