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Novel easily available purine-based AIEgens with colour tunability and applications in lipid droplet imaging

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Abstract

Recently, tetraphenylethene, triphenylamine and other man-made core AIE luminescent materials (AIEgens) have attracted significant scientific interest. However, the design and synthesis of natural product based, facile and color tunable AIEgens remains challenging. Herein, a novel series of AIEgens based on purine-core molecular rotors is reported, which can be facilely synthesized and shows color tunable emission. Moreover, these purine-based AIEgens exhibit lipid droplet specific properties in live cellular imaging with low background, high selectivity and excellent biocompatibility.

Graphical abstract: Novel easily available purine-based AIEgens with colour tunability and applications in lipid droplet imaging

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The article was received on 29 Jul 2018, accepted on 18 Sep 2018 and first published on 19 Sep 2018


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC03369B
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2018, Advance Article
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    Novel easily available purine-based AIEgens with colour tunability and applications in lipid droplet imaging

    L. Shi, K. Li, L. Li, S. Chen, M. Li, Q. Zhou, N. Wang and X. Yu, Chem. Sci., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8SC03369B

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