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Self-assembled star-shaped aza-BODIPY mesogen affords white-light emission

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Abstract

A novel multifunctional star-shaped aza-BODIPY mesogen was synthesized by a click reaction. This star-shaped aza-BODIPY mesogen undergoes self-assembly into a hexagonal columnar phase in its bulk state and spherical gels in organic solvents. Based on the investigation of the absorption and emission spectra and surface morphologies, J-aggregates are observed in their liquid crystalline (LC), gel and solid states, while H-aggregates are observed in n-hexane solution. Additionally, this star-shaped aza-BODIPY mesogen acts as a chemosensor toward CN ions via a nucleophilic addition reaction, and the corresponding addition product can yield white light emission (WLE) upon doping with blue dye. This star-shaped aza-BODIPY mesogen is represented as the first example of an aza-BODIPY derivative with LC, organogel and white light emission properties.

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The article was received on 18 Sep 2019, accepted on 18 Nov 2019 and first published on 19 Nov 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ04755G
New J. Chem., 2020, Advance Article

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    Self-assembled star-shaped aza-BODIPY mesogen affords white-light emission

    C. Liu, W. Ding, Y. Liu, H. Zhao and X. Cheng, New J. Chem., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ04755G

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