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Correction: Bright persistent luminescence from pure organic molecules through a moderate intermolecular heavy atom effect

Pengchong Xue *a, Panpan Wang a, Peng Chen b, Boqi Yao a, Peng Gong a, Jiabao Sun a, Zhenqi Zhang a and Ran Lu *a
aState Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, 2699 Qianjin Street, Changchun, P. R. China. E-mail: xuepengchong@jlu.edu.cn; luran@jlu.edu.cn
bKey Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry (MOE), School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, No. 74, Xuefu Road, Nangang District, Harbin, P. R. China

Received 12th July 2017 , Accepted 12th July 2017

First published on 19th July 2017


Correction for ‘Bright persistent luminescence from pure organic molecules through a moderate intermolecular heavy atom effect’ by Pengchong Xue et al., Chem. Sci., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/c5sc03739e.


In the original paper, it was proposed that a series of carbazole derivatives with a bromine atom may emit strong persistent room-temperature phosphorescence (RTP) in the crystal state. However, the authors later found that further purification of these carbazole derivatives led to the disappearance of the yellow persistent RTP. Therefore, a small amount of impurities appears to be responsible for the long-wavelength RTP.

The Royal Society of Chemistry apologises for these errors and any consequent inconvenience to authors and readers.


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