Pyridyl-1,2,4-triazole diphenyl boron complexes as efficient tuneable blue emitters†
The detection of nuclear radiation necessitates the availability of new generations of tunable blue emitting fluorophores with high emission quantum yields. Here we show that pyridyl-1,2,4-triazole based diphenyl boron complexes can provide highly tuneable emission through facile modification of the C5 position of the 1,2,4-triazolato ring. The series of complexes prepared show a wide range of emission from near-UV to green, enabling fine control over the spectral overlap with detectors used in scintillator technology.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Spectroscopy of Inorganic Excited States