Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 28, Issue 5, pp 1143–1150 | Cite as

Synthesis, Characterization and Luminescent Properties of Anthracen- or Pyrene-Based Coumarin Derivatives

  • Hui Zhang
  • Li Zhao
  • Qinglong Luo
  • Yuling Zhao
  • Tianzhi YuEmail author


Three anthracen- or pyrene-based coumarin derivatives have been successfully synthesized and characterized by EA, IR and 1H NMR. The photophysical properties of all derivatives were investigated by UV-Vis and photoluminescence spectroscopic analysis. Their thermal stabilities were demonstrated by TGA. These compounds exhibit strong blue mission under ultraviolet light excitation and have potential possible to explore organic electroluminescent materials. The vacuum-processed doped devices with a configuration of ITO/TAPC (20 nm)/TBADN: b1 (x wt%, 30 nm)/TPBi (50 nm)/Liq (2 nm)/Al (150 nm) was fabricated, in which the devices based on b1 exhibited the best electroluminescence performance with a maximum brightness of 8165 cd/m2 and a maximum luminous efficiencies of 6.13 cd/A and a maximum external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 2.75%.


Coumarin Anthracen Pyrene Luminescence 



This work was financially supported by the Gansu Universities Research Foundation (2015A-066), Gansu Natural Science Foundation (1606RJZA018), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grand 51563014) and the Instrument Analysis center of Lanzhou Jiaotong University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hui Zhang
    • 1
  • Li Zhao
    • 1
  • Qinglong Luo
    • 1
  • Yuling Zhao
    • 2
  • Tianzhi Yu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Opto-Electronic Technology and Intelligent Control (Ministry of Education)Lanzhou Jiaotong UniversityLanzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Chemical and Biological EngineeringLanzhou Jiaotong UniversityLanzhouChina

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