Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary De Vita, Yan Li, Hakim Meskine
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Bionanotechnology: Enhancement of Aggregation-Induced Emission in Dye-Encapsulating Polymeric Micelles for Bioimaging (Adv. Funct. Mater. 9/2010)
Amphiphilic block copolymers can form polymer micelles for delivering hydrophobic fluorescent probes with aggregation-induced emission properties, as presented by A. K.-Y. Jen et al. on page 1413. By itself, 1,1,2,3,4,5-hexaphenylsilole (HPS) exhibits dramatically enhanced blue-green fluorescent emission efficiencies when encapsulated within the hydrophobic core of a polymeric micelle. When HPS is co-encapsulated with bis(4-(N-(1-naphthyl) phenylamino)-phenyl)fumaronitrile, effective orange-red fluorescence resonance energy transfer can be demonstrated within live RAW 264.7 cells. Illustration provided by Brent Polishak.