AIEgen-based fluorescent nanomaterials: Fabrication and biological applications

Hui Gao, Xin Zhao, Sijie Chen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number419
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • AIE
  • Bioimaging
  • Cell tracing
  • Fluorescent nanomaterials
  • Theranosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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