Aminomaleimide fluorophores: a simple functional group with bright, solvent dependent emission

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  • Anne B. Mabire
  • Mathew P. Robin
  • Wen Dong Quan
  • Helen Willcock
  • Vasilios G. Stavros

Colleges, School and Institutes


Amino-substituted maleimides form a new class of highly emissive compounds, with large Stokes shifts (>100 nm) and high quantum yields (up to ∼60%). Emission is responsive to the maleimide's environment with both a red-shift, and quenching, observed in protic polar solvents. Aminomaleimides are easily functionalised, providing a versatile fluorescent probe.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9733-9736
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number47
Early online date12 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2015