Rational design of substituted maleimide dyes with tunable fluorescence and solvafluorochromism

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  • Yujie Xie
  • Jonathan T Husband
  • Miquel Torrent-Sucarrat
  • Huan Yang
  • Weisheng Liu

Colleges, School and Institutes

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  • Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK.


A series of maleimide derivatives were systematically designed and synthesized with tunable fluorescent properties. The facile modifications herein provide a simple methodology to expand the scope of maleimide-based dyes and also provide insight into the relationship between substitution pattern and optical properties.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3339-3342
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number27
Early online date15 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2018