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Title: Syntheses, optical properties, and bioapplications of the aggregation-induced emission of 2,3,4,5-tetraphenylcyclopenta-2,4-dienyl benzene derivatives
Authors: Anariba, F.
Chng, L.L.
Abdullah, N.S.
Tay, F.E.H. 
Issue Date: 28-Sep-2012
Citation: Anariba, F., Chng, L.L., Abdullah, N.S., Tay, F.E.H. (2012-09-28). Syntheses, optical properties, and bioapplications of the aggregation-induced emission of 2,3,4,5-tetraphenylcyclopenta-2,4-dienyl benzene derivatives. Journal of Materials Chemistry 22 (36) : 19303-19310. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2jm32755d
Abstract: Syntheses of 2,3,4,5-tetraphenylcyclopenta-2,4-dienyl benzene derivatives tailored with seven substituents of various lengths and molecular composition were accomplished and their UV-Vis and fluorescence properties investigated. All of the novel fluorescent dyes displayed varying degrees of aggregation-induced emission (AIE) in the blue region of ∼460 nm in various organic and aqueous solvents. Interestingly, the studies revealed the novel ability of this family of molecules to show strong luminescence in both organic solvents (e.g., %Φ f = 69.0% in toluene) and aqueous solutions (e.g., %Φ f = 14.0% in H 2O) without the need to mix organic and aqueous solvents. Furthermore, fluorescence properties as a function of temperature indicated that both aggregation-induced behavior and the initial degree of solubility played an important role in the overall observed properties of the fluorescent dyes. The importance of this family of molecules for nucleic acid detection and bioimaging applications was demonstrated via the "turn off" detection of cDNA and ss-DNA and by successful tagging and imaging of lens epithelial cells. Taken together, these findings are of great importance for they provide a platform for further rational design and synthesis of luminescent (due to aggregation-induced) and biocompatible (non-toxic) nanoparticles for a wide range of imaging and sensory applications. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Source Title: Journal of Materials Chemistry
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/85712
ISSN: 09599428
DOI: 10.1039/c2jm32755d
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