Tuning the aggregation-induced enhanced emission behavior and self-assembly of phosphole-lipids†
Herein, we report on the synthesis, self-assembly, as well as the photophysical properties of a novel series of P-benzylated phosphole-lipids. In the context of this structure–property study we have systematically altered the number, position, and length of the alkyl chains in the 3-,4-, and 5-position of the benzyl group. Both the self-assembly and photophysical properties of the compounds were found to correlate strongly with the alkyl chain length and chain arrangement of the mesogenic moiety.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Shape-Responsive Fluorophores