Pyrophosphate-triggered nanoaggregates with aggregation-induced emission

Chun Tao Li, You Liang Xu, Jian Gong Yang, Yong Chen, Hyeong Seok Kim, Qian Yong Cao, Jong Seung Kim

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A novel tetraphenylethene-based probe bearing bis-imidazolium anion donors is herein reported for pyrophosphate anion recognition. This probe can self-assemble finite, small sphere nanoaggregates with very weak emission in aqueous solution, and changes into large rod-like nanoaggregates with strong aggregation-induced emission upon binding with the pyrophosphate anion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-623
Number of pages7
JournalSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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  • Aggregation-induced emission
  • Nanoaggregates
  • Pyrophosphate anion recognition
  • Tetraphenylethene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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