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Wu F.,Key Laboratory of Macrocycle and Supramolecular Chemistry of Guizhou Province | Xu G.,Key Laboratory of Macrocycle and Supramolecular Chemistry of Guizhou Province | Zeng X.,Key Laboratory of Macrocycle and Supramolecular Chemistry of Guizhou Province | Mu L.,Key Laboratory of Macrocycle and Supramolecular Chemistry of Guizhou Province | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Fluorescence | Year: 2015

N,N′-bis(4-methoxysalicylide)benzene-1,4-diamine (S1) was synthesized from 4-methoxysalicylaldehyde and p-phenylenediamine and it was found to exhibit interesting aggregation-induced emission enhancement (AIEE) characteristics. In aprotic solvent, S1 displayed very weak fluorescence, whilst strong emission was observed when in protic solvent. The morphology characteristics and luminescent properties of S1 were determined from the fluorescence and UV absorption spectra, SEM, fluorescence microscope and grading analysis. Analysis of the single crystal diffraction data infers that the intramolecular hydrogen bonding constitutes to a coplanar structure and orderly packing in aggregated state, which in turn hinders intramolecular C-N single bond rotation. Given that the three benzene rings formed a large plane conjugated structure, the fluorescence emission was significantly enhanced. The absolute fluorescence quantum yield and fluorescence lifetime also showed that radiation transition was effectively enhanced in the aggregated state. Moreover, the AIEE behavior of S1 suggests there is a potential application in the fluorescence sensing of some volatile organic solvents. © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York. Source

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