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Diaminomaleonitrile-Functionalised Schiff Bases: Synthesis, Solvatochromism, and Lysosome-Specific Imaging
journal contributionposted on 2021-07-02, 05:16 authored by Siyang DingSiyang Ding, Bicheng YaoBicheng Yao, MZ Chen, Chuanxin Liu, Tze Cin Owyong, A Johnston, Yuning HongYuning Hong
The design of novel organic fluorescent molecules with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) properties has been a research focus in the past two decades. In this work, we report the photophysical studies and potential applications of a series of AIE-active luminogens based on a small building block, a diaminomaleonitrile Schiff base. By taking advantage of easily approachable synthetic procedures and excellent optical properties of this system, we further explored the applications of this system for cell imaging.