Hua QX1, Xin B1, Liu JX1, Zhao LX1, Xiong ZJ1, Chen T1, Chen ZQ1, Li C1, Gong WL1, Huang ZL1, Zhu MQ1.
Faraday Discuss. 2016 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print]We report the design and synthesis of a tetraphenylethene substituted with naphthalimide at the 4, 6 positions, named NI-2TPE. NI-2TPE exhibits strong solvent-dependent emission properties with combined ICT and AIE characteristics in THF-H2O systems. This probe was used directly on test papers to distinguish normal organic solvents using their emission colours under UV light based on its AIE and ICT nature. Read More