Building molecular bridges: New crystal engineering strategy to design ultrabright fluorescent solid dyes

When it comes to designing ultrabright solid-state fluorescent materials, bridged crystal designs might be the key to enabling monomeric emission and accessing novel crystalline systems, reveals a new study. A research team has now prepared ultrabright fluorescent dyes using di-bridged distyrylbenzenes (DSBs) with flexible alkylene bridges, using a novel crystal engineering study. The findings are sure to have important implications for the field of photofunctional materials.