Benzofuro[2,3-c]isoquinolines as novel AIEgens: Modulation of AIE characteristics by a single methoxy group

Suzi Kim, Jaehyun Park, Dirgha Raj Joshi, Na Keum Lee, Hang Le Bich Pham, Linh Khanh Chung, Min Joo Kang, Younggwan Kim, Ikyon Kim, Jeeyeon Lee

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Here, we report benzofuro[2,3-c]isoquinolines (FiQ) as novel blue AIEgens, in which a -OMe group substituent plays a crucial role in modulating intermolecular interactions, inducing a marked increase in emission of up to 150- and 460-fold in the aggregate and solid states, respectively. Our single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the edge-to-face interactions among phenyl groups generate tight networks that rigidify the assembled structures, resulting in AIE.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110584
JournalDyes and Pigments
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Oct

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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) ( NRF-2021R1A2C2010647 and NRF- 2021R1A4A2001251 to J. L.; NRF-2018R1A6A1A03023718 and NRF-2020R1A2C2005961 to I. K.).

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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