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Boron clusters in luminescent materials

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In recent times, luminescent materials with tunable emission properties have found applications in almost all aspects of modern material sciences. Any discussion on the recent developments in luminescent materials would be incomplete if one does not account for the versatile photophysical features of boron containing compounds. Apart from triarylboranes and tetra-coordinate borate dyes, luminescent materials consisting of boron clusters have also found immense interest in recent times. Recent studies have unveiled the opportunities hidden within boranes, carboranes and metalloboranes, etc. as active constituents of luminescent materials. From simple illustrations of luminescence, to advanced applications in LASERs, OLEDs and bioimaging, etc., the unique features of such compounds and their promising versatility have already been established. In this review, recent revelations about the excellent photophysical properties of such materials are discussed.

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The article was received on 02 Oct 2015, accepted on 26 Oct 2015 and first published on 26 Oct 2015

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08213G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 1070-1093

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    Boron clusters in luminescent materials

    S. Mukherjee and P. Thilagar, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 1070
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08213G

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