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Keywords:

  • organic fluorescent molecule;
  • high solid state luminescent efficiency;
  • stimuli-response

Abstract

A novel organic fluorophor with high solid state luminescent efficiency based on 1,4-bis(2,2-di(pyridin-2-yl)vinyl)benzene (BDP2VB) was designed and synthesized. It emits faintly in solution, but becomes a strong emitter in the aggregate state, demonstrating its aggregation induced emission (AIE) property. According to the crystal structure analysis, J-type aggregation was formed in the packing mode of the molecule, which was demonstrated to be beneficial to gain high fluorescent quantum efficiency in solid state. Additionally, the emission color of BDP2VB can change dramatically in solid state as well as in solution by the protonation stimuli.