Prof. Suna (LIOS) group recently started a new research direction in the field of purely organic luminescent materials. The latest research on the design of aggregation induced emission luminogens is published in the journal Chemical Communications (Impact factor: 6.164):
Kaspars Leduskrasts, Artis Kinens, Edgars Suna
Cation–π interactions secure aggregation induced emission of planar organic luminophores.
Chem. Commun., 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06829E
The research has showed that the use of non-covalent intermolecular π+–π interactions between quaternary pyridinium or imidazolium cations and aromatic π systems is an efficient approach to achieve AIE in planar purely organic luminophores.