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Recent advances in purely organic phosphorescent materials

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Abstract

Luminescent organic materials have attracted significant attention in recent times owing to their opportunities in various functional applications. Interestingly, unlike fluorescence, opportunities hidden within the phosphorescence properties of organic compounds have received considerably less attention even until last few years. It is only in the second decade of the 21st century, within a time span of less than last 5 years, that the concepts and prospects of organic compounds as phosphorescent materials have evolved rapidly. The previously perceived limitations of organic compounds as phosphorescent materials have been overcome and several molecules have been designed using old and new concepts, such as heavy atom effects, matrix assisted isolation, hydrogen bonding and halogen bonding, thereby gaining access to a significant number of materials with efficient phosphorescent features. In addition, significant improvements have been made in the development of RTP (room temperature phosphorescent) materials, which can be used under ambient conditions. In this review, we bring together the vastly different approaches developed by various researchers to understand and appreciate this recent revolution in organic luminescent materials.

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The article was received on 15 Apr 2015, accepted on 18 May 2015 and first published on 19 May 2015


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03114A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 10988-11003

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    Recent advances in purely organic phosphorescent materials

    S. Mukherjee and P. Thilagar, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 10988
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03114A

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