Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry ›› 2022, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (2): 363-383.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc202108046 Previous Articles     Next Articles


丁伟a, 程勃雯a, 王萌a, 窦清玉a,*(), 李思颖a, 张鹏b, 罗千福a,*()   

  1. a 华东理工大学化学与分子工程学院化学系 上海 200237
    b 华东理工大学化工学院石油产品加工系 上海 200237
  • 收稿日期:2021-08-23 修回日期:2021-10-02 发布日期:2022-02-24
  • 通讯作者: 窦清玉, 罗千福

Advances in Aggregation-Induced Emission Molecules Based on Organic Photochromism

Wei Dinga, Bowen Chenga, Meng Wanga, Qingyu Doua(), Siying Lia, Peng Zhangb, Qianfu Luoa()   

  1. a Department of Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237
    b Department of Petroleum Processing, School of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237
  • Received:2021-08-23 Revised:2021-10-02 Published:2022-02-24
  • Contact: Qingyu Dou, Qianfu Luo

In recent years, organic aggregation-induced emission (AIE) materials have effectively overcome the main shortcomings of traditional fluorescent materials in aggregation-caused quenching (ACQ) in solid or aggregate state, and have been widely studied and applied in cell imaging, biological probes, optical devices, anti-counterfeiting materials, etc. However, unifunctional AIE materials can’t meet the advancement of science and technology, and the increasing demands for material life. In order to expand the application range of AIE materials, the study of AIE molecules combined with multifunctional groups has further become one of the current focused topics in the field of materials. Multifunctional molecules with both photochromic and AIE properties have received extensive attention due to their promising performances in reversible control and multiple photoresponses upon external stimuli and good control properties. Based on the different isomerization mechanisms of the photochromic units in the multifunctional molecules, and combined with the research practice of our group in this topic, this presentation briefly reviews the main advances and application of AIE molecules based on the different photochromic functional units since the 21st century. It also looks forward to its future development, hoping to provide some reference and thinking for the research in this field.

Key words: multifunctional materials, aggregation-induced emission, photochromism, isomerization mechanism