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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Stimuli-Responsive Chromic Luminogenic Materials"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Photochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 59

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Zhao Chen
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Guest Editor
Jiangxi Key Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University, Nanchang 330013, China
Interests: gold (I) complexes; aggregation-induced emission; mechanochromism; room-temperature phosphorescence; thermally activated delayed fluorescence; supramolecular chemistry; host–guest chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Stimuli-responsive intelligent materials play a key role in production and life. Luminogenic molecules with solid-state emission which are sensitive toward various kinds of external stimuli (pressure, light, pH, solvent, etc.) have enormous potential in the fields of external sensing, memory devices, and anticounterfeit. To date, although a variety of organic and metal–organic emitters possessing different stimuli-responsive emissive chromic behaviors have been reported, stimuli-responsive chromic luminogens with new structures and multifunctional properties are still desired.

This Special Issue aims to highlight and overview, as completely as possible, all aspects of recent advances in stimuli-responsive chromic luminogenic materials. This Special Issue will cover the design, synthesis, and potential applications of stimuli-responsive chromic luminogenic molecules as well as the prospective directions in this promising field.

For this Special Issue, original research articles, reviews on specific subjects, such as force-, light-, solvent-vapors-, or temperature-responsive luminogens, are of prime interest. In addition, articles describing one or several scientific aspects of stimuli-responsive functionalized luminogens are also welcomed. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Stimuli-responsive intelligent luminogens and their applications in sensors, anticounterfeit, and biological fields;
  • The preparation of novel luminogens with stimuli-responsive chromic features;
  • The investigation of stimuli-responsive mechanisms of stimuli-responsive chromic luminophors;
  • The effect of molecular structural factors on stimuli-responsive chromic behaviors.

Prof. Dr. Zhao Chen
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • stimuli-responsive
  • intelligent luminogens
  • sensors
  • anticounterfeit
  • biological
  • mechanisms

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