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Molecules 2018, 23(2), 419; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23020419

AIEgen-Based Fluorescent Nanomaterials: Fabrication and Biological Applications

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Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Hong Kong, China
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
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Received: 31 January 2018 / Revised: 12 February 2018 / Accepted: 13 February 2018 / Published: 14 February 2018
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Abstract

In recent years, luminogens with the feature of aggregation-induced emission (AIEgen) have emerged as advanced luminescent materials for fluorescent nanomaterial preparation. AIEgen-based nanomaterials show enhanced fluorescence efficiency and superior photostability, which thusly offer unique advantages in biological applications. In this review, we will summarize the fabrication methods of AIEgen-based nanomaterials and their applications in in vitro/in vivo imaging, cell tracing, photodynamic therapy and drug delivery, focusing on the recent progress. View Full-Text
Keywords: fluorescent nanomaterials; AIE; bioimaging; cell tracing; theranosis fluorescent nanomaterials; AIE; bioimaging; cell tracing; theranosis
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Gao, H.; Zhao, X.; Chen, S. AIEgen-Based Fluorescent Nanomaterials: Fabrication and Biological Applications. Molecules 2018, 23, 419.

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