Macromolecular Rapid Communications
An AIE-Active Ultrathin Polymeric Self-Assembled Monolayer Sensor for Trace Volatile Explosive Detection
Mingliang Li,Kefeng Xie,Guozhi Wang,Jing Zheng,Yingnan Cao,Xiang Cheng,Ziwei Li,Feng Wei,Hailing Tu,Jinyao Tang
Front Cover: Based on the aggregation-induced emission (AIE) effect, an ultra-thin self-assembled monolayer (SAM) sensor for trace nitro explosives is designed by Ziwei Li, Feng Wei, Jinyao Tang, and co-workers, in article 2100551. The polymeric SAMs are fabricated by covalent bonds to the substrate, and prove to show good stability, sensitivity, selectivity, and reversibility. The sensing properties are further improved by being coated on Al2O3 fiber paper, which realizes the detection by the naked eye.