A designed fluorescent anthracene derivative: Theory, calculation, synthesis, and characterization

Motoyuki Uejima, Tohru Sato, Masahiro Detani, Atsushi Wakamiya, Furitsu Suzuki, Hajime Suzuki, Tatsuya Fukushima, Kazuyoshi Tanaka, Yasujiro Murata, Chihaya Adachi, Hironori Kaji

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5,11-Bis(phenylethynyl)benzo[1,2-f:4,5-f]diisoindole-1,3, 7,9(2H,8H)-tetraone 1H was designed as an application of the theoretical design principle for fluorescent molecules which is derived from the vibronic coupling density analysis. For solubility reasons, tertiary-butylated 1H, 2,8-di-tert-butyl-5,11-bis(phenylethynyl)benzo[1,2-f:4,5-f] diisoindole-1,3,7,9(2H,8H)-tetraone 1 was synthesized and its fluorescence properties were measured. It is found that the photoluminescence quantum yield of 1 was 96%. We discuss the rationale for designing 1H as a highly efficient fluorescent molecule, and compare the theoretical calculations for 1 with the observed absorption and photoluminescence spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-83
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - May 20 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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