Fluorescence lifetime elongation of thermally activated delayed fluorescence 4CzIPN molecules with encapsulation into zeolitic imidazole frameworks ZIF-11

Harunobu Takeda, Michika Takeda, Hiroaki Yoshioka, Hiroaki Minamide, Yuji Oki, Chihaya Adachi

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Encapsulation of fluorescent directives "thermally activated delayed fluorescence" molecules into a zeolitic imidazole frameworks was proposed, and 4CzIPN molecules were successfully encapsulated into ZIF-11 pores by one step process with a loading efficiency of 0.064 of the proportion of 4CzIPN/ZIF-11. Some Spectroscopic studies such as XRD, UV-Vis, FTIR, THz-TDS and time resolved streak measurement, and the suppression of intramolecular vibrational, rotational and librational motions of 4CzIPN molecules were confirmed. Interestingly, the florescence lifetime of 4CzIPN was considerably elongated from 2.37 ns to 14.8 ns, while the phosphorescence lifetime became a little bit short from 2.15 μs to 1.65 μs. The lifetime differences was thought to be due to the suppression of the 4CzIPN molecules' motion by the close ZIF-11 frameworks that affected the reverse intersystem crossing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1150-1160
Number of pages11
JournalOptical Materials Express
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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