Preparation of Biocompatible Aggregation-Induced Emission Homopolymeric Nanoparticles for Cell Imaging (pages 235–243)
Chunping Ma, Qingqing Ling, Shidang Xu, Hongni Zhu, Ge Zhang, Xie Zhou, Zhenguo Chi, Siwei Liu, Yi Zhang and Jiarui Xu
Article first published online: 17 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201300259
A series of poly[(2-(4-vinylphenyl)ethene-1,1,2-triyl) tribenzene] homopolymers are successfully synthesized by RAFT polymerization. The homopolymers exhibit a significant AIE effect with 100-fold increase in emission intensity from solution to nanosuspension. The homopolymers can assemble themselves to AIE nanoparticles by quickly charging tetrahydrofuran solution into deionized water. The AIE nanoparticles are used for imaging studies of HeLa cells.