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The development of corannulene-based blue emitters

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Novel blue emitters were synthesized based on the fullerene fragment corannulene. 1,2- bis(corannulenylethynyl)benzene and 1,4-bis(corannulenylethynyl)benzene were designed, synthesized, and shown to exhibit significant red shifts in their absorption spectra as compared to that of the parent corannulene. Photoluminescence studies show both 1,2- bis(corannulenylethynyl)benzene and 1,4- bis(corannulenylethynyl)benzene gives enhanced blue luminescence compared to the parent corannulene structure. 1,4-bis(corannulenylethynyl)benzene was observed to give intense blue luminescence when excited at 400 nm. DFT and TD-DFT calculations were performed and shown to be consistent with the observed experimental results.

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The article was received on 17 Apr 2007, accepted on 08 Jun 2007 and first published on 27 Jun 2007

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B705621D
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2007,5, 2448-2452
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    The development of corannulene-based blue emitters

    J. Mack, P. Vogel, D. Jones, N. Kaval and A. Sutton, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2007, 5, 2448
    DOI: 10.1039/B705621D

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