Fluorescent liquid pyrene derivative-in-water microemulsions

M. J. Hollamby, A. E. Danks, Z. Schnepp, S. E. Rogers, S. R. Hart, T. Nakanishi

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Abstract

A fluorescent liquid pyrene derivative with a high fluorescence quantum yield (65%) in the bulk state is reported. With this as the sole oil phase, stable luminescent oil-in-water microemulsions have been prepared. Increasing the loading of liquid pyrene swells the droplets, as detected by small-angle neutron scattering. These larger droplets have a greater proportion of pyrene excimer emission contribution in their photoluminescence spectra, which leads to a red shift in the chromaticity of the emission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7344-7347
JournalChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number46
Early online date13 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2016

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