Near-Infrared AIE Dots with Chemiluminescence for Deep-Tissue Imaging

A novel AIEgen named TBL was designed based on the classic CL emitter luminol. The NIR CL emission of TBL dots could penetrate through 3 cm-thick pork ham, which is much better than NIR fluorescence and blue CL emission. Moreover, the successful differentiation of tumor and normal tissue makes this system promising for CL-guided tumor diagnosis and surgery.