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Spectral characterizations and photophysical properties of one-step synthesized blue fluorescent 4 `-aryl substituted 2,2 `:6 `,2 `'-terpyridine for OLEDs application

Lakshmanan, Raja and Shivaprakash, Narayanapura Chennegowda and Nair, Sindhu Sukumaran (2015) Spectral characterizations and photophysical properties of one-step synthesized blue fluorescent 4 `-aryl substituted 2,2 `:6 `,2 `'-terpyridine for OLEDs application. In: JOURNAL OF LUMINESCENCE, 168 . pp. 145-150.

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Abstract

We have synthesized a series of 4'-aryl substituted 2,2':6',2 `'-terpyridine (terpy) derivatives, namely 4'-(4-methylphenyl)-2,2':6',2 `'-terpyridine (C-1), 4'-(2-furyl)-2,2':6'2 `'-terpyridine (C-2), and 4'-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-2,2':6',2 `'-terpyridine (C-3). The synthesized terpy compounds were characterized by elemental analyses, FTIR, NMR (H-1 and C-13), and ESI-Mass spectrometry. Photophysical, electrochemical and thermal properties of terpy compounds were systematically studied. Maximum excitation band was observed between 240 and 330 nm using UV-visible spectra, and maximum emission peaks from PL spectra were observed at 385, 405 and 440 nm for C-1, C-2 and C-3 respectively. Fluorescence lifetime (tau) of the fluorophores was found to be 035 and 1.55 ns at the excitation wavelength of 406 nm for C-1 and C-2 respectively, and tau value for C-3 was found to be 0.29 ns at the excitation wavelength of 468 nm. We noticed that the calculated values of HOMO energy levels were increased from 5.96 (C-1) to 6.08 (C-3) eV, which confirms that C-3 derivative is more electrons donating in nature. The calculated electrochemical band gaps were 2.95, 2.82 and 3.02 eV for C-1, C-2 and C-3 respectively. These blue fluorescent emitter derivatives can be used as an electron transport and electroluminescent material to design the blue fluorescent organic light emitting diode (OLED) applications. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V: All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: 2,2 `:6 `,2 `'-terpyridine; Photophysical properties; Photoluminescence; Fluorescent OLED; Fluorescence lifetime
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 04:48
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 04:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52753

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