Bridged Aromatic Oxo- and Thioethers with Intense Emission in Solution and the Solid State

Steffen Riebe, Suliman Adam, Bibhisan Roy, Iván Maisuls, Constantin G. Daniliuc, Justin Dubbert, Cristian A. Strassert, Igor Schapiro*, Jens Voskuhl*

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In this contribution, we report on a class of emitters based on bridged oxo- and/or thioethers revealing striking photoluminescence properties in fluid solution and in the solid state. In total, nine compounds were investigated concerning their photophysical properties, which were interpreted by quantum chemical calculations. To our delight, we discovered compounds possessing nearly identical photoluminescence quantum yields (ΦF) in solution and in the solid state, which has been rarely reported so far. Besides these efforts, we shed light on the influence of polymorphism and solvent polarity on the emission properties. In addition, an in-depth X-ray diffractometric analysis was conducted to correlate molecular packing in the crystal with differences in the photophysical properties.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2307-2313
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number16
StatePublished - 16 Aug 2021

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  • Aromatics
  • Bridged ethers
  • Luminophores
  • Solution and solid-state emitter (SSSE)


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