Self-assembly has been utilized for the spontaneous formation of nanoarchitectures. Therein, a small change in the molecular structure dramatically alters the resulting macroscopic self-assembly morphologies and the consequent material properties. This macroscopic expression of the small initial difference via self-assembly can be alternatively regarded as precise translation of molecular structural information. In this chapter, we offer a novel molecular recognition concept utilizing self-assembly phenomena. A small difference in guest structures affords distinctly different self-assembly modes of fluorescent (FL) chemosensors and leads to their sensory responses characteristic of the guest structures. Thus, self-assembly has now been utilized as a FL sensory system for molecular recognition, particularly, of biologically important molecules and macromolecules. Through these studies, we wish to demonstrate why the AIE-based recognition is superior to that of unimolecule-based recognition.
|Title of host publication||Principles and Applications of Aggregation-Induced Emission|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 9 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)