Switching Energy Dissipation Pathway: in situ Proton-Induced Transformation of AIE-Active Self-assembly to Boost Photodynamic Therapy

20 November 2020, Version 1
This content is a preprint and has not undergone peer review at the time of posting.


An aggregation-induced emission-active self-assembly was fabricated to study the functions variation in morphological transformation. The excited-state energy of this self-assembly was dissipated via radiative decay showing strong emission, and the energy dissipation pathway could switch to non-radiative decay, offering high generation efficiencies of reactive oxygen species upon in situ proton-induced morphological transformation.


Aggregation-induced emission
Morphological transformation
Energy dissipation conversion
Intersystem crossing


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