Novel 3-Amino-1-hetarylfluorene derivatives have medicinal uses and challenging transformation in organic synthesis have been synthesized via decyanation process. Surprisingly, the alkylated compounds derived from 3-Amino-1-hetarylfluorenes were obtained via further nucleophilic substitution to the 9-C and 3-N positions of the fluorene ring because of the harsh reaction condition employed. The synthesized compounds were characterized by spectroscopic techniques as well as X-ray single crystal diffraction analysis. This new family of blue emitting fluorene derivatives have low to moderate quantum yields (the largest value of Phi(F) = 0.52 for compound 15). (C) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.