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Polymerizing Nonfluorescent Monomers without Incorporating any Fluorescent Agent Produces Strong Fluorescent Polymers

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  • Jun-Jie Yan,

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
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  • Zhong-Kai Wang,

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
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  • Xiang-Song Lin,

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
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  • Chun-Yan Hong,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
    • Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China.
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  • Hao-Jun Liang,

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
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  • Cai-Yuan Pan,

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
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  • Ye-Zi You

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
    • Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China.
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Abstract

Conventional polymers of nonfluorescent monomers show strong fluorescence without incorporating any fluorescent agent. The intensity of photoluminescence of these polymers is similar to that emitted by conventional fluorophore-containing polymers. This finding offers a simple yet versatile platform to prepare polymers of strong fluorescence without using fluorescent molecules.

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