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Nonconventional aggregation-induced emission polysiloxanes: topologies, characteristics and applications
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  • Yan Zhao,
  • Lei Xu,
  • Yanyun He,
  • Zhixuan Feng,
  • Weixu Feng,
  • Hongxia Yan
Yan Zhao
Northwestern Polytechnical University

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Lei Xu
Northwestern Polytechnical University
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Yanyun He
Northwestern Polytechnical University
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Zhixuan Feng
Northwestern Polytechnical University
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Weixu Feng
Northwestern Polytechnical University
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Hongxia Yan
Northwestern Polytechnical University
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Nonconventional luminescent materials have been rising stars in organic luminophores due to their intrinsic characteristics, including water-solubility, biocompatibility and environmental friendliness, and have shown potential applications in diverse fields. As an indispensable branch of nonconventional luminescent materials, polysiloxanes which consist of electron-rich auxochromic groups, have exhibited outstanding photophysical properties due to the unique silicon atom. The flexible Si-O bonds benefit the aggregation, and the empty 3d orbitals of Si atom can generate coordination bonds like N → Si and O → Si, altering the electron delocalization of the material and improving the luminescent purity. Herein, we review the recent progress in luminescent polysiloxanes with different topologies and discuss the challenges and perspectives. With an emphasis on the driving force for the aggregation and the mechanism of tuned emissions, the role of Si atoms played in the nonconventional luminophores is highlighted. This review may provide new insights into the design of nonconventional luminescent materials and expand their further applications in sensing, biomedicine, lighting devices, etc.
28 Sep 2023Submitted to Aggregate
05 Oct 2023Submission Checks Completed
05 Oct 2023Assigned to Editor
05 Oct 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
23 Oct 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 Oct 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major
20 Nov 20231st Revision Received
20 Nov 2023Submission Checks Completed
20 Nov 2023Assigned to Editor
20 Nov 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned