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Long wavelength AIEgen of quinoline-malononitrile

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The development of novel building blocks as long wavelength aggregation-induced emission (AIE)-active fluorophores/chromophores is in high demand for high performance luminescent and optical bioimaging agents. In this Highlight, we summarize some recent advances in the area of red to near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent AIE-active organic materials derived from our established building block of quinoline-malononitrile (QM), focusing on the AIE mechanism, water-soluble and shape-specific effects, use as hybridized dye-doped prodrug, as well as the facile scale-up and fast preparation for AIE-active nanoparticles through flash nanoprecipitation.

Graphical abstract: Long wavelength AIEgen of quinoline-malononitrile

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The article was received on 16 Oct 2015, accepted on 23 Nov 2015 and first published on 23 Nov 2015

Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC03369A
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J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016,4, 2640-2646

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    Long wavelength AIEgen of quinoline-malononitrile

    Z. Guo, A. Shao and W. Zhu, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 2640
    DOI: 10.1039/C5TC03369A

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