Fluorescent Molecular Rotors for Viscosity Sensors

Seung Chul Lee, Jeongyun Heo, Hee Chul Woo, Ji Ah Lee, Young Hun Seo, Chang Lyoul Lee, Sehoon Kim, O. Pil Kwon

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Abstract

Invited for the cover of this issue is the collaborative work of the groups of O-Pil Kwon (Ajou University), Chang-Lyoul Lee (Advanced Photonics Research Institute, APRI/Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, GIST), and Sehoon Kim (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, KIST). The cover image illustrates the viscosity-sensitive fluorescent behavior of fluorescent molecular rotors (FMRs) in various viscous media. The intensity of the FMRs increases with decreasing speed of the rotor; this is portrayed as the waterwheel in the cover image. When the waterwheel slowly rotates in winter (high viscosity media), FMR—portrayed as the house in the image—shows strong fluorescent-light illumination (left-hand side of the image). In contrast, the right-hand side of image depicts decreasing fluorescence intensity with increasing rotation of the waterwheel (low viscosity media). Read the full text of the article at 10.1002/chem.201801389.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume24
Issue number52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 18

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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Lee, S. C., Heo, J., Woo, H. C., Lee, J. A., Seo, Y. H., Lee, C. L., Kim, S., & Kwon, O. P. (2018). Fluorescent Molecular Rotors for Viscosity Sensors. Chemistry - A European Journal, 24(52). https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201803969