Recent Advances in Clusteroluminescence

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Author(s)

  • Zhaoyu Wang
  • Haoke Zhang
  • Siqi Li
  • Ben Zhong Tang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number14
Journal / PublicationTopics in Current Chemistry
Volume379
Issue number2
Online published3 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Abstract

Clusteroluminescence is a phenomenon whereby the aggregation or clustering of non-conjugated electron-rich units leads to the emission of light at long wavelengths. This phenomenon was first discovered in poly(amido amine) (PAMAM) dendrimers. In recent years, clusteroluminescence has attracted growing research interest and its photophysical properties and mechanism have been thoroughly studied. In this review, we first briefly introduce the development of different types of clusteroluminogens. Then we highlight recent developments in clusteroluminescence, including mechanistic studies, the disclosure of room-temperature phosphorescence, and the extension of emission to the longer-wavelength region. Lastly, we demonstrate a few applications in various fields. With advantages such as being earth-abundant, biocompatible and biodegradable, clusteroluminogens are envisioned to be commonplace in the future.

Citation Format(s)

Recent Advances in Clusteroluminescence. / Wang, Zhaoyu; Zhang, Haoke; Li, Siqi; Lei, Dangyuan; Tang, Ben Zhong; Ye, Ruquan.

In: Topics in Current Chemistry, Vol. 379, No. 2, 14, 04.2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review