Ben Zhong Tang 唐本忠
Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences 中国科学院院士 (MCAS)
Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry 皇家化学会会士 (FRSC)
Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Phone: +852-2358-7375 (office: Rm. CYT-6002); E-mail: email@example.com
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Scholar Profile of Dr. Tang
Ben Zhong Tang is Stephen K. C. Cheong Professor of Science,
Chair Professor of Chemistry, and Chair Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The Hong
Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST). His research interests include macromolecular
chemistry, materials science, and biomedical theranostics. His research team is spearheading the
research on aggregation-induced emission (AIE).
Tang received BS and PhD degrees from South China
University of Technology (SCUT) and Kyoto University, respectively. He conducted postdoctoral research at
University of Toronto. He joined HKUST
as an assistant professor in 1994 and was promoted to chair professor in
2008. He was elected to the Chinese
Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2009 and 2013,
Tang has published >1,200 papers. His publications have been cited >86,000
times, with an h-index of 136. He has
been listed by Thomson Reuters as Highly
Cited Researcher in both areas of Chemistry and Materials Science. He received the State Natural Science Award
(1st Class) from the Chinese Government in 2017. He is now serving as Editor-in-Chief of Materials
Chemistry Frontiers (RSC & CCS).
(2) Professional Services
(3) Examples of Review Articles
(4) Examples of Recent Publications
(5) Useful Links
(1) Academic Qualifications
12/2012–present Stephen K. C. Cheong Professor of Science,
Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, HKUST
07/1994–06/2008 Assistant/Associate/Full Professor,
Department of Chemistry, HKUST
04/1989–06/1994 Postdoctoral Research
Associate, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
04/1983–03/1988 PhD, Department of
Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
02/1978–01/1982 BS, Department of
Polymer Science & Engineering, South China University of Technology
(2) Scientific Honors and Professional Services
- Director, Hong Kong
Branch of National Engineering Research Center for
Tissue Restoration & Reconstruction
- Director, SCUT–HKUST Joint
- CCTV Science & Technology Innovation Figures Award
- State Natural Science Award
(1st Class), Chinese Government (2017)
- Scientific and Technological
Progress Award, The Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation (2017)
- Honorary Citizen of the City of
Guangzhou 广州市荣誉市民 (2015)
- Listed as a Highly
Cited Researcher in Chemistry by
Web of Science Group (2014–2019)
- Listed as a Highly
Cited Researcher in Materials
Science by Web of Science Group (2014–2019)
The Royal Society of Chemistry (2013)
- Member, Chinese
Academy of Sciences (2009)
- State Natural Science Award (2nd
Class), Chinese Government (2007)
- Croucher Senior Research
Fellowship Award, Croucher Foundation (2007)
- Editor-in-Chief, Materials
Chemistry Frontiers published by Royal Society of Chemistry
- Editor-in-Chief, RSC Polymer
Chemistry Series, published by Royal Society of Chemistry
- Editor, Advances
in Polymer Science, Published by Springer
- Editor, Science
China Chemistry, Published by Springer
- Associate Editor, Progress in
Chemistry, published by Chinese Academy of Sciences
Selected Examples of Invited Review Articles
- Clusterization-Triggered Emission:
Uncommon Luminescence from Common Materials Mater. Today 2019,
- Sparks Fly
When AIE Meets with Polymers Mater. Chem.
Front. 2019, 3,
- AIE Luminogens
for Activity-Based Sensing Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, in press.
- Molecular Motion in the Solid State ACS Mater. Lett. 2019, 1,
Assembly, and Function of (Latent)-Chiral AIEgens
ACS Mater. Lett. 2019, 1, 192.
- AIE-Based Theranostic
Systems for Detection and Killing of Pathogens Theranostics 2019, 9, 3223.
- Aggregation-Induced Emission:
Fundamental Understanding and Future Developments Mater. Horiz. 2019, 6, 428.
- Macrocycles and Cages Based on
Tetraphenylethylene with Aggregation-Induced
Emission Effect Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47, 7452.
- Journey of Aggregation-Induced
Emission Research ACS Omega 2018, 3, 3267.
- Polymerizations Based on
Triple-Bond Building Blocks Prog. Polym. Sci. 2018, 78, 92.
for Biological Process Monitoring and Disease Theranostics
Biomaterials 2017, 146, 115.
- AIE Luminogens
for Bioimaging and Theranostics: from Organelles
to Animals Chem 2017, 3, 56.
- Functionality and Versatility
of Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE) Luminogens
Appl. Phys. Rev. 2017, 4, 021307.
Luminescence (CPL) from Chiral AIE Molecules and Macrostructures Small 2016, 12,
- Organic Dots Based on AIEgens for Two-Photon Fluorescence Bioimaging Small 2017, 13, 6430.
- Kinetic Trapping–A Strategy
for Directing the Self-assembly of Unique Functional Nanostructures Chem. Commun.
- Fabrication of Fluorescent
Nanoparticles Based on AIE Luminogens (AIE Dots)
and Their Applications in Bioimaging Mater.
Horiz. 2016, 3, 283.
- Aggregation-Induced Emission:
Together We Shine, United We Soar! Chem. Rev. 2015, 115,
Emission of Siloles Chem. Sci. 2015,
- Mechanochromic Luminescence of
Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens J. Phys.
Chem. Lett. 2015, 6, 3429.
- AIE Luminogens: Emission Brightened by Aggregation Mater.
Today 2015, 18, 365.
Polymerization of Alkynes Adv. Polym. Sci.
2015, 269, 17.
by Luminogens with Aggregation-Induced Emission
Characteristics Chem. Soc. Rev. 2015, 44, 4228.
- Specific Light-up Bioprobes
Based on AIEgen Conjugates Chem. Soc. Rev. 2015, 44, 2798.
Emission: The Whole Is More Brilliant than the Parts Adv. Mater. 2014,
Macromolecules: Syntheses, Structures and Functionalities Chem.
Soc. Rev. 2014, 43, 4494.
- Bioprobes Based on AIE Fluorogens Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 2441.
- Luminogenic Polymers with
Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics Prog. Polym. Sci. 2012, 37, 182.
- Aggregation-Induced Emission Chem.
Soc. Rev. 2011, 40, 5361.
- Click Polymerization Chem. Soc. Rev. 2010, 39, 2522.
Examples of Recent Publications (>1,200
papers; h-index = 136)
UV/Mechano-Excited Room Temperature Phosphorescence from Purely
Organic Cluster Excitons Nature Commun. 2019, 10, in press.
- AIE-Active Functionalized Acrylonitriles: Structure Tuning by Simple Reaction-Condition
Variation, Efficient Red Emission and Two-Photon Bioimaging J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, in press.
- Three-Component Regio- and
Stereoselective Polymerizations towards Functional Chalcogen-Rich Polymers
with AIE-Activities J. Am. Chem.
Soc. 2019, in press.
- Restriction of Access to Dark
State: A New Mechanistic Model for Heteroatom-Containing AIE Systems Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, in press.
- AEE Conjugated Polymeric
Supramolecular Network: an Efficient
Light-Harvesting System with Ultrahigh Antenna Effect Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, in press.
Fluorescence-Photoacoustic-Raman Properties in One Fluorophore for Precise
Cancer Surgery Chem 2019, in press.
- Aggregation-Induced Nonlinear
Optical Effects of AIEgen Nanocrystals for
Ultra-Deep In Vivo Bio-Imaging Adv. Mater. 2019, in press.
Functioning Macroscopic ‘Rubik's Cube®’ Assembled via Controllable Dynamic
Covalent Interactions Adv. Mater. 2019, in press.
- Tailoring the Molecular Properties with
Isomerism Effect of AIEgens Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, in press.
- A New Strategy towards ‘Simple’
Water-Soluble AIE Probes for Hypoxia Detection Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019,
29, in press.
‘Simple’ Donor-Acceptor AIEgen with Multi-Stimuli
Responsive Behavior Mater. Horiz. 2019, 6, in press.
- A Smart AIEgen-Functionalized Surface with Reversible
Modulation of Fluorescence and Wettability Mater. Horiz.
2019, 6, in press.
- Non-aromatic Annulene-Based AIE
System via Aromaticity Reversal Process Nature Commun. 2019, 10, 2952
- In-situ Generation of Azonia-containing Polyelectrolytes for Luminescent
Photopatterning and Superbug Killing J.
Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 11259.
- Spiro-functionalized Diphenylethenes: Suppression of a Reversible
Photocyclization Contributes to the Aggregation-Induced Emission Effect J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 9803.
- A Dual-Functional Photosensitizer for
Ultra-efficient Photodynamic Therapy and Synchronous
Anticancer Efficacy Monitoring Adv. Funct.
Mater. 2019, 29, 1902673
- Visualization of
Biogenic Amines and in-Vivo Ratiometric
Mapping of Intestinal pH by AIE-active Polyheterocycles
Synthesized by Metal-Free Multicomponent Polymerizations Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 29, 1902240.
- Boosting the Efficiency of Organic Persistent
Room-Temperature Phosphorescence by Intramolecular Triplet-Triplet Energy
Transfer Nature Commun. 2019, 10, 1595.
- Highly Efficient Photothermal Nanoagent Achieved by Harvesting Energy via
Excited-State Intramolecular Motion within Nanoparticles Nature Commun.
2019, 10, 768.
- In-Situ Monitoring Apoptosis
Process by A Self-Reporting Photosensitizer J.
Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 5612.
- Molecular Motion in Aggregates:
Manipulating TICT for Boosting Photothermal Theranostics J.
Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 5359.
Non-Radiative Decay to Do Useful Work: Development of Multi-Modality Theranostic System from AIEgen
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 5628.
Synthesis of AIEgens with Wide Color Tunability
for Cellular Imaging and Therapy Chem.
Sci. 2019, 10, 3494.
- Spontaneous and Fast Molecular Motion
at Room Temperature in the Solid State Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 4536.
- Multistimuli Response and Polymorphism of a Novel Tetraphenylethylene Derivative Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 29, 1900516.
- AIE Featured InorganicOrganic
Core@Shell Nanoparticles for High-Efficiency
siRNA Delivery and Real-Time Monitoring Nano Lett. 2019, 19, 2272.
- Real-Time Monitoring of
Hierarchical Self-Assembly and Induction of Circularly Polarized
Luminescence from Achiral Luminogens ACS Nano 2019, 13, 3618.
- Facile Emission Color Tuning and
Circularly Polarized Light Generation of Single Luminogen
in Engineering Robust Forms Mater. Horiz. 2019, 6, 405.
- Visualizing the Initial Step of Self-Assembly and
the Phase Transition by Stereogenic Amphiphiles
with Aggregation-Induced Emission ACS
Nano 2019, 13, 839.
Multinuclear Ir(III) Complexes for Biocompatible Organic Nanoparticles
with Highly Enhanced Photodynamic Performance Adv. Sci. 2019, 6, 1802050.
Aggregation-Induced Emission in Silver Chalcogenolate
Cluster Metal-Organic Frameworks Adv.
Sci. 2019, 6, 1801304.
- A Two-Photon AIEgen for Simultaneous Dual-Color Imaging of
Atherosclerotic Plaques Mater. Horiz. 2019, 6, 546.
- In Situ Monitoring of Molecular
Aggregation Using Circular Dichroism Nature
Commun. 2018, 9, 4961.
- Highly Sensitive Switching
of Solid-State Luminescence by Controlling Intersystem Crossing Nature Commun.
2018, 9, 3044.
- A Facile Strategy for
Realizing Room Temperature Phosphorescence and Single Molecule White Light
Emission Nature Commun.
2018, 9, 2963.
- Light-Driven Transformable Optical
Agent with Adaptive Functions for Boosting Cancer Surgery Outcomes Nature Commun. 2018, 9, 1848.
- A Simple Approach to
Bioconjugation at Diverse Levels: Metal-Free Click Reactions of Activated
Alkynes with Native Groups of Biotargets without Prefunctionalization
Research 2018, 1, 3152870.
- Redox-active AIEgen
Derived Plasmonic and Fluorescent Core@shell
Nanoparticles for Multimodality Bioimaging J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018,
- Room Temperature One-Step Conversion
from Elemental Sulfur to Functional Polythioureas
through Catalyst-Free Multicomponent Polymerizations J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018,
- Facile Multicomponent Polymerizations
toward Unconventional Luminescent Polymers with Readily Openable Small
Heterocycles J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 5588.
- Multiple yet Controllable Photoswitching in a Single AIEgen
System J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 1966.
- Strategies to Enhance the
Photosensitization: Polymerization and D/A Even-Odd Effect Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 15189.
- Manipulation of Molecular Aggregation
States to Realize Polymorphism, AIE, MCL, and TADF in a Single Molecule Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 12473.
- A Versatile Molecular Design for
High-Performance Nondoped OLEDs with ~100%
Exciton Utilization and Negligible Efficiency
Roll-Off Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 59, 9290.
- Design Efficient and Ultralong Pure Organic
Room-Temperature Phosphorescent Materials by Structural Isomerism Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57,
- Making Invisible Visible: In Situ
Monitoring the RAFT Polymerization by Tetraphenylethylene-Containing
Agents with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics Angew.
Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 6274.
- Fluorogenic Ag+-Tetrazolate
Aggregation Enables Novel and Efficient Fluorescent Biological Silver
Staining Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 5750.
- A Facilely Accessible Ionic Aggregation-induced Emission Luminogen with Hydrogen Bonding Switchable Emission
and Wash-free Imaging Ability Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 5011.
Benzo[d]imidazole-Cored AIEgens: Facile Molecular
Design for Wavelength Extending and In Vivo Tumor Metabolic Imaging Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1805220.
- Dynamic Visualization of
Stress/Strain Distribution and Fatigue Crack Propagation by an Organic
Mechanoresponsive AIE Luminogen Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1803924.
- Highly Efficient Photosensitizers with
Far-Red/Near-Infrared Aggregation-Induced Emission for In Vitro and In
Vivo Cancer Theranostics Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1802105.
AIE Nanodots with Highly Suppressed Nonradiative Decay for Boosted Cancer Phototheranostics in Vivo Adv.
Mater. 2018, 30, 1801065.
- Real-Time and
High-Resolution Bioimaging with Bright Aggregation-Induced Emission Dots
in Short-Wave Infrared Region Adv.
Mater. 2018, 30, 1706856.
- Engineering Sensor Arrays Using Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens for
Pathogen Identification Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1805986.
- A Bifunctional
Aggregation-induced Emission Luminogen for
Monitoring and Killing of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Adv. Funct.
Mater. 2018, 28, 1804632.
- Mitochondria and
Lysosomes-Targeted Synergistic Chemo-Photodynamic Therapy Associated with
Self-Monitoring by Dual Light-Up Fluorescence Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1804362.
- Caking-Inspired Cold Sintering of
Plastic Supramolecular Films as Multifunctional Platforms Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1803370.
- Efficient Bipolar Blue AIEgens for High-Performance Nondoped
Blue OLEDs and Hybrid White OLEDs
Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1803369.
- A Substitution-dependant
Light-up Fluorescence Probe for Selectively Detecting Fe3+ Ions
and Its Cell Imaging Application Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1802833.
- 1+1>>2: Dramatically Enhancing the Emission Efficiency of
TPE-Based AIEgens but Keeping Their Emission
Color through Tailored Alkyl Linkages Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1707210.
- Efficient Red/Near-Infrared
Fluorophores Based on Benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']dithiophene 1,1,5,5-Tetraoxide for Targeted Photodynamic
Therapy and in vivo Two-Photon Fluorescence Bioimaging Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28,
- Mechanical Insights into
Aggregation-Induced Delayed Fluorescence Materials with Anti-Kasha
Behavior Adv. Sci. 2018, 5, 1801629.
Discrimination of Gram-Positive Bacteria and Direct Visualization of Its
Infection towards Mammalian Cells by A DPAN-Based AIEgen Biomaterials 2018,
- Rational Design of Red AIEgens
with New Core Structure from Non-Emissive Heteroaromatics Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 7829.
- Exploration of Biocompatible AIEgens
from Natural Resources Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 6497.
- Facile Access to
Deep red/Near-infrared Emissive AIEgens for
Efficient Non-doped OLEDs Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 6118.
- Red-emissive Azabenzanthrone Derivatives for Photodynamic Therapy
Irradiated with Ultralow Light Power Density and Two-Photon Imaging Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 5165.
- In Situ Generation
of Photoactivatable Aggregation-Induced Emission Probes for
Imaging Chem. Sci.
2018, 9, 5730.
- Dual Fluorescence
of Tetraphenylethylene-substituted Pyrenes with
Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics for White-Light Emission Chem.
Sci. 2018, 9, 5679.
- Deciphering the Working Mechanism of
Aggregation-Induced Emission of Tetraphenylethylene
Derivatives by Ultrafast Spectroscopy Chem.
Sci. 2018, 9, 4662.
- Rational Design
of A Water-Soluble NIR Aiegen,
and Its Applications for Ultrafast Wash-Free Cellular Imaging and
Photodynamic Cancer Cell Ablation Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 3685.
- Ultrabright Red AIEgens
for Two-Photon Vascular Imaging with High Resolution and Deep Penetration Chem.
Sci. 2018, 9, 2705.
Multichannel Conductance of Novel Single-Molecule Wires Built on
Through-Space Conjugated Hexaphenylbenzene Nano Lett. 2018, 18,
- Rational Design
of Perylenediimide-Substituted Triphenylethylene
to Electron Transporting AIEgens with High
Mobility and Near-Infrared Emission Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28,
- Highly Efficient Circularly
Polarized Electroluminescence from Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens
with Amplified Chirality and Delayed Fluorescence Adv. Funct.
Mater. 2018, 28, 1800051.
- Diversifed Photo/Electronic Functions Based on a Simple
Chalcone Skeleton: Effects of Substitution Pattern and Molecular Packing Adv. Funct.
Mater. 2018, 28, 1706506.
Emission, Ratiometric Detection of Hydrogen
Sulfide and Mechanochromism Adv. Funct.
Mater. 2018, 28, 1704689.
- Multifunctional AIEgens:
Ready Synthesis, Tunable Emission, Mechanochromism,
Mitochondrial and Bacterial Imaging Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1704589.
- Biochromic Silole Derivatives:
A Single Dye for Differentiation, Quantitation and Imaging of Live/Dead
Cells Mater. Horiz. 2018, 5, 969.
Near-Infrared-II Theranostic System: Ultrastable Aggregation-Induced Emission Nanoparticles
for Long-Term Tracing and Efficient Photothermal Therapy ACS Nano 2018, 12, 11282.
Ultrasensitive Virion Immunoassay Platform with Dual-Modality Based on a
Multifunctional Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogen
ACS Nano 2018, 12, 9549.
Near-Infrared Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens
with Strong Two-Photon Absorption, Excellent Organelle Specificity and
Efficient Photodynamic Therapy ACS
Nano 2018, 12, 8145.
Emission Luminogen with Near-Infrared-II
Excitation and Near-Infrared-I Emission for Ultradeep Intravital
Two-Photon Microscopy ACS Nano 2018, 12, 7936.
- White Light
Emission from a Single Organic Molecule with Dual Phosphorescence at Room
Commun. 2017, 8, 8, 416.
- Mitochondrial Imaging with Combined Fluorescence
and Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy Using a Probe of
Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristic J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 17022.
- Ionization and
Anion-π+ Interaction: A New Strategy for Structural Design of
Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 16974.
- Why Do Simple
Molecules with ‘Isolated’ Phenyl Rings Emit Visible Light? J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 16264.
- Ultrafast Delivery
of AIE Nanoparticles and Pure Organic Phosphorescent Nanocrystals by
Saponin Encapsulation J. Am. Chem.
Soc. 2017, 139, 14792.
Differences in Aggregation-Induced Emission and Supramolecular Polymerizability of Tetraphenylethene-Based
Stereoisomers J. Am. Chem.
Soc. 2017, 139, 10150.
- Metal-Free Multicomponent Tandem
Polymerizations of Alkynes, Amines, and Formaldehyde toward Structure- and
Sequence-Controlled Luminescent Polyheterocycles
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 5075.
- Spontaneous Amino-Yne Click
Polymerization: A Powerful Tool toward Regio-and Stereo-specific Poly(b-aminoacrylates) J.
Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 5437.
- Highly Efficient
Nondoped OLEDs with Negligible Efficiency
Roll-Off Fabricated From Aggregation-Induced
Delayed Fluorescence Luminogens Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 12971.
Humidity Visualization by Environmental Sensitive Fluorescent Molecular
Rotors Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1703900.
- Furan Is
Superior to Thiophene: A Furan-cored AIEgen with
Remarkable Chromism and OLED Performance Adv. Sci. 2017, 4, 1700005.
Nanoparticles with High Stimulated Emission Depletion Efficiency and
Photobleaching Resistance for Long-Term Super-resolution Bioimaging Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1703643.
- Facile Synthesis
of Red/NIR AIE Luminogens with Simple
Structures, Bright Emissions and High Photostabilities,
and Their Applications for Specific Imaging of Lipid Droplets and
Image-Guided Photodynamic Therapy Adv.
Funct. Mater. 2017, 27, 1704039.
Red Organic Nanoparticles for in vivo Fluorescence Imaging of Cancer Cell
Progression in Xenografted Zebrafish Adv.
Funct. Mater. 2017, 27, 1701418.
Photosensitizer with Aggregation-Induced Emission
Characteristics Synergistically Boosts the Radiosensitivity
of Cancer Cells to Ionizing Radiation Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1606167.
- Achieving High-Performance Nondoped OLEDs with Extremely Small Efficiency Roll-Off
by Combining Aggregation-Induced Emission and Thermally Activated Delayed
Funct. Mater. 2017, 27, 201606458.
- Tunable Mechanoresponsive
Self-assembly of An Amide-Linked Dyad with Dual-Sensitivity of Photochromism and Mechanochromism
Mater. 2017, 27, 1701210.
- A Red-emissive
Antibody-AIEgen Conjugate for Turn-on and
Wash-free Imaging of Specific Cancer Cells Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 7014.
- Two-Photon AIE Bioprobe with Large Stokes Shift for Specific Imaging
of Lipid Droplets Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 5440.
AIE Nanoparticles with Efficient Deep-red Emission, Mitochondria
Specificity, Cancer Cell Selectivity and Multiphoton Susceptibility Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 4634.
- Light-Up Probe Based on AIEgens: Dual Signal Turn-On for Cascade Caspase
Activation Monitoring Chem. Sci.
2017, 8, 2723.
Emission: Mechanistic Study of Clusteroluminescence
of Tetrathienylethene Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 2629.
- AIE-Active Theranostic System: Selective Staining and Killing of
Cancer Cells Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 1822.
Aggregation-Induced Emission Probes for Lipid Droplets-Specific Live Cell
Imaging Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 1763.
- AIEgen-Based Theranostic
System: Targeted Imaging of Cancer Cells and Adjuvant Amplification of
Antitumor Efficacy of Paclitaxel Chem.
Sci. 2017, 8, 2191.
- AIEgens for Dark through-Bond Energy
Transfer: Design, Synthesis, Theoretical Study and Its Application in Ratiometric Hg2+ Sensing Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 2047.
- Organic Solid Fluorophores
Regulated by Subtle Structure Modification: Color-Tunable and
Aggregation-Induced Emission Chem.
Sci. 2017, 8, 577.
- Highly Stable
Organic Small Molecular Nanoparticles as an Advanced and Biocompatible Phototheranostic Agent of Tumor in Living Mice ACS Nano 2017, 11, 7177–7188.
A Unique Approach to Yield Bright Organic Nanocrystals for Biological
Applications Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1604100 (1–6).
- Gelation Process
Visualized by Aggregation-Induced Emission Fluorogens
2016, 7, 12033.
Microscopy as an Alternative to Electron Microscopy for Microscale
Dispersion Evaluation of Organic-Inorganic Composites Nature Commun.
2016, 7, 11811.
- Real-Time Imaging of Cell Behaviors in Living Organisms
by a Mitochondria Targeting AIE Fluorogen Adv. Funct.
Mater. 2016, 26, 7132.
Fluorescent Nanoprobe with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics
for Selective In Vivo Imaging of Elevated Peroxynitrite
Generation Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 7249.
Mitochondrion-Specific Photoactivatable Fluorescence Turn-on AIE-based Bioprobe for Localization Super-Resolution Microscope Adv. Mater. 2016, 28,
- Synthesis of Imidazole-Based AIEgens
with Wide Color Tunability and Exploration of Their Biological
Applications Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26,
Molecular Design for Achieving Persistent and Efficient Pure Organic Room
Temperature Phosphorescence Chem 2016, 1, 592.
- A Colour-Tunable
Chiral AIEgen: Reversible Coordination,
Enantiomer Discrimination and Morphology Visualization Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 6106.
- Luminescent Photonic
Crystals with Multi-functionality and Tunability Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 5692.
- Synthesis and
Design of Aggregation-Induced Emission Surfactants: Direct Observation of
Micelle Transition and Microemulsion Droplets Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54,
- Unusual Aggregation-Induced
Emission of a Coumarin Derivative as a Result of the Restriction of an
Intramolecular Twisting Motion Angew. Chem.
Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14492.
- Multichannel Conductance of
Folded Single-Molecule Wires Aided by Through-Space Conjugation Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54,
Live-Cell Bioprobe Operated in a Fluorescence
Turn-On Manner and a Well-Designed Photoactivatable Mechanism Adv.
Mater. 2015, 27, 7093.
Probe for Targeted and Activatable Photodynamic Therapy with Real-time
In-situ Reporting of Sensitizer Activation and Therapeutic Responses Adv.
Funct. Mater. 2015, 25,
Persistent Room Temperature Phosphorescence and Remarkable Mechanochromism from Pure Organic Luminogens Adv. Mater. 2015,
- A Luminogen
with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristic for Wash-Free Bacterial
Imaging, High-Throughput Antibiotics Screening and Bacterial
Susceptibility Evaluation Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 4931.
- Insight into the Strong
Aggregation-Induced Emission of Low-Conjugated Racemic C6-Unsubstituted Tetrahydropyrimidines through
Crystal-Structure-Property Relationship of Polymorphs Chem. Sci. 2015,
Emission and Aggregation-Promoted Photochromism
Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 3538.
Rigidity in Twisting Molecules: Filling the Gap between Aggregation-Caused
Quenching and Aggregation-Induced Emission Adv. Mater. 2015,
- Single Molecule with Dual
Function on Nanogold: Biofunctionalized Construct for In Vivo
Photoacoustic Imaging and SERS Biosensing Adv. Funct.
Mater. 2015, 25, 2316.
- High-order Nonlinear
Optical Effects in Organic Luminogens with Aggregation-Induced
Emission Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 2332.
(5) Useful Links
Dr. Tang was honored by a festschrift in J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. (2017, 55, 505–775).
AIE research highlighted by a
Nature News Feature Article “The
nanolight revolution is coming” on 3 March 2016 (Nature 2016, 531, 26–28).
New York Times published a story about AIE
research (“Unusual Molecules Shine Light on New Applications”)
Dr. Tang was honored by a festschrift in J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. (2015, 25, 1–175).