Photostability of luminescent tris(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)methyl radical enhanced by terminal modification of carbazole donor†
Stable organic luminescent radicals have attracted much attention, but their stability under light irradiation is not yet satisfactory. New luminescent radicals (TTMs) based on terminal benzene ring modified carbazole donors were synthesized and evaluated. Their photostability (half-life under continuous laser irradiation) has improved by 1 order of magnitude compared to simple carbazole donors. This is a new molecular design strategy to improve the photostability of luminescent radicals without reducing other photophysical properties.