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Title Dissecting tetra-N-phenylbenzidine: Biphenyl as the origin of room temperature phosphorescence
Date 06.01.2020
Number 58242
Abstract Amorphous purely organic thin films are able to show efficient phosphorescence under ambient conditions at room temperature. This opens the perspective to a wide range of new applications, which have attracted lots of interest in the field of material science recently. Therefore, an increasing number of different molecules displaying room temperature phosphorescence (RTP) have already been reported. Whereas the efficiency, the lifetime, or the oxygen sensitivity is frequently discussed, the origin of RTP mainly remains vague. Often, material design rules tend to the development of increasingly complex structures. Here, the well-known tetra-N-phenylbenzidine (TPD), an archetypical material showing highly efficient fluorescence and RTP, is broken down to its fragments. As the complexity of the system decreases with the molecule’s size, spectroscopic investigation of this molecular family enables a deeper understanding of the appearance of RTP. With spectral and time-resolved measurements, RTP can be detected for all compounds containing a biphenyl core, with lifetimes up to 0.9 s under inert gas conditions. These findings form the basis of a deeper understanding of the appearance of RTP in organic molecules and therefore allow for a more focused investigation of new materials.
URL https://doi.org/10.1021/ACS.JPCA.9B09148
Publisher Journal of Physical Chemistry A: Molecules, spectroscopy, kinetics, environment & general theory
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Citation Journal of Physical Chemistry A: Molecules, spectroscopy, kinetics, environment & general theory 124 (2020) 479-485
DOI https://doi.org/10.1021/ACS.JPCA.9B09148
Authors Fries, F. ; Louis, M. ; Scholz, R. ; Gmelch, M. ; Thomas, H. ; Haft, A. ; Reineke, S.
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