Uncommon Intramolecular Charge Transfer Effect and Its Potential Application in OLED Emitters

  • Haozhong Wu
  • Juanjuan Luo
  • Zeng Xu
  • Zhiming WangEmail author
  • Dongge Ma
  • Anjun Qin
  • Ben Zhong TangEmail author
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Planarized intramolecular charge transfer(PLICT) state can facilitate the fluorescence process thanks to the relative excellent planarity. Recently, we have discovered that the excited state quinone-conformation induced planarization(ESQIP) occurring on tetraphenylpyrazine(TPP) based derivatives could furnish them with PLICT feature. Unlike to the well-known intramolecular charge transfer, strengthening the electron-donating nature on the donor(D) moiety did not impair the PLICT. The calculation results showed that planarization of the TPP based compounds scarcely accompanied with energy wastage while amount of energy was required for the torsion on geometries. In the polar solvents, the energy consumption for planarization could further decrease, but that for twisting structure would increase. To take advantage of the transformation of the frontier orbitals’ distribution, the PLICT type materials would perform a potential application on organic light-emitting diodes(OLEDs).


Planarized intramolecular charge transfer Tetraphenylpyrazine Excited state quinone-conformation induced planarization Organic light-emitting diode 


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Uncommon Intramolecular Charge Transfer Effect and Its Potential Application in OLED Emitters


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices, Center for Aggregation-Induced Emission, Key Laboratory of Luminescence from Molecular Aggregates of Guangdong ProvinceSouth China University of Technology(SCUT)GuangzhouP. R. China
  2. 2.School of Petrochemical EngineeringShenyang University of Technology(SUT)LiaoyangP. R. China
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryThe Hong Kong University of Science & Technology(HKUST)Kowloon, Hong KongP. R. China

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