Conjugated Organic Molecules
Conjugated polymers (CPs) which are characterized by pi-conjugated main backbone has been developed into a class of materials that provide semiconducting behavior and light emission in a visible range. To improve the water solubility, pendant groups bearing ionic functionalities can be introduced in polymer backbone, producing the conjugated polyelectrolytes (CPEs). By utilizing the useful optical and electronic functions of organic semiconductors, both CP and CPEs show great accessibility to applications in the design of biosensors and in the fabrication of opto-electronic devices.
Photoactive and/or electroactive conjugated molecules are very attractive systems with great potentials in organic electronics and bio-related application such as organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), organic photovoltaic cells (OPVC), organic field-effect transistors (OFET), and biosensors & bioimaging reagents, etc.
Design & Synthesis
Design and synthesize the conjugated organic materials including small molecules and polymers. For application in aqueous media, water-soluble conjugated polyelectrolytes can be prepared by introducing alkyl side chain with ionic pendant group.
Organic Photovoltaic Cell (OPVC)
Synthesis of functionalized pi-conjugated small molecules and polymrs for donors or acceptors in organic photovoltaic cells(OPVC). The high efficiency of OPVC can be accived by controlling curvature of backbone, morphology etc.
Organic Light Emission Diode (OLED)
New novel organic materials are designed and synthesized
Biosensor applications using water-soluble conjugated organic polymers are greatly appreciated with scientific and economic importance, including medical diagnostics, identification of genetic mutations, and monitoring of drug delivery.
Targeting & Bioimaging
The development of fluorescent probes for detections with the visualizing targets of interest, both in vivo and in vitro has been encouraged to unveil a range of biological events. Synthesis of near-infrared (NIR) fluorophore and conjugation with target-specific biomolecule are need to investigate to increase the stability and efficiency in in vivo and in vitro environment.