Thermoresponsive Amphipathic Fluorescent Organic Liquid

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    We herein report a thermoresponsive amphipathic fluorescent organic liquid, tetraethylene glycol (TEG) ester-substituted tetraphenylethylene (TPE), 1, as a new class of functional organic material. AIE fluorescence of 1 could be modulated by controlling the temperature. The introduction of hydrophilic PEG chains induced the formation of a uniform fluorescent colloidal supramolecular structure in H2O. This colloidal structure of 1 also showed temperature-dependent fluorescence due to its motility in the supramolecular structure and the collapse/precipitation of the colloid of 1.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9593-9598
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
    Issue number17
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 3

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Energy(all)
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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