Fluorescent sensors based on aggregation-induced emission nanomaterials

Junfei Zhu, Chuen Kam, Engui Zhao, Puxiang Lai, Sijie Chen

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As emerging materials in nanotechnology, aggregation-induced emission luminogen (AIEgen)-based nanomaterials are prospering rapidly. AIEgen-based nanomaterials with advantageous properties of excellent photostability, good biocompatibility, and high emission efficiency have become a hot research topic and are widely applied in chemical and biological sensing. In this chapter, we first introduce the concept of aggregation-induced emission (AIE) and the sensing principles of AIEgen-based nanomaterial sensors. Then, we summarize the recent progress of AIEgen-based nanomaterial sensors sorted by the types of analytes. Finally, we present a perspective on the future developments of AIEgen-based nanomaterial sensors. We hope that this chapter will draw attention from scientists in different research fields and contribute to the development of AIEgen-based nanotechnology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensing and Biosensing with Optically Active Nanomaterials
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9780323902441
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Aggregation-induced emission (AIE)
  • Biosensor
  • Chemosensor
  • Fluorescent sensor
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanoprobe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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