Kumar, Sunil and Singh, Punita and Srivastava, Ritu and Koner, Rik Rani and Pramanik, Avijit and Mathew, Jomon and Sinha, Sougata and Rawat, Madhu and Anand, R. S. and Ghosh, Subrata (2014) Engineering fused coumarin dyes: a molecular level understanding of aggregation quenching and tuning electroluminescence via alkyl chain substitution. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2 (32). pp. 6637-6647. ISSN 2050-7526

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Simple molecular structures capable of emitting over the entire visible range are still a challenge. Planar molecular structures have the drawback of fluorescence quenching in the solid state thus limiting their application fields. Combining tong range excimer/exciplex emissions with a compound emission have been used to get white tight. In this work, a series of new coumarin derivatives having a planar structure have been synthesized and characterized. The effects of systematic variation in alkyl chain functionalization providing morphological variations that permit interesting solid state emitting properties have been discussed simultaneously with electrochemical behavior and OLED (organic light emitting diode) device applications. Carbon chains containing 0-16 carbon atoms have been studied in order to conclude the results that systematic changes in alkyl group substitution can be utilized as a tool to tune the emitting color of these planar coumarins. Alkyl chains were introduced by O-acylation and O-benzoylation reaction on the hydroxyl group of parent coumarin 5. Thus the present strategy is also helpful in establishing a template to control the unproductive interchromophore electronic couplings. Solid state fluorescence properties support the crystal studies. Theoretical studies are also in agreement with experimental data. Electroluminescence of Device 2 with a turn on voltage (V-on) around 5-6 V having s-CBP doped with 1% of 8 having alkyl substitution of 2-carbons is found to exhibit white emission with CIE co-ordinates of (0.29, 0.34) which is close to white emission while the alkyl substitution of 14-carbons (compound 17) in Device 7 (V-on = 7 V) exhibited green emission. Thus a strategy helpful to tune the electroluminescence has been discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 06:08
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 06:08
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1275

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