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Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence and Phosphorescence Quenching in Iminophosphonamide Copper and Zinc Complexes

Goswami, B. 1; Feuerstein, T. J. 1; Yadav, R. 1; Lebedkin, S. 2; Boden, P. J.; Steiger, S. T.; Niedner-Schatteburg, G.; Gerhards, M.; Kappes, M. M. 2,3; Roesky, P. W. 1
1 Institut für Anorganische Chemie (AOC), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
3 Institut für Physikalische Chemie (IPC), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The synthesis of copper and zinc complexes of four variably substituted iminophosphonamide ligands is presented. While the copper complexes form ligand-bridged dimers, the zinc compounds are monomeric. Due to different steric demand of the ligand the arrangement of the ligands within the dimeric complexes varies. Similar to the structurally related iminophosphonamide complexes of alkali metals and calcium, the steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) of four of the seven compounds studied here as solids in a temperature range of 5–295 K can be described within the scheme of thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF). Accordingly, they exhibit bright blue-green phosphorescence at low temperatures (<100 K), which turns into delayed fluorescence by increasing the temperature. However, unusually, the fluorescence is practically absent in two copper complexes which otherwise still conform to the TADF scheme. In these cases, the excited singlet states decay essentially non-radiatively and their thermal population from the corresponding low-lying triplet states efficiently quenches PL (phosphorescence). Three other copper and zinc complexes only exhibit prompt fluorescence, evidencing a wide variation of photophysical properties in this class of compounds. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000133997
Veröffentlicht am 20.08.2021
DOI: 10.1002/chem.202101247
Zitationen: 4
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Anorganische Chemie (AOC)
Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Institut für Physikalische Chemie (IPC)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsdatum 02.11.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0947-6539, 1521-3765
KITopen-ID: 1000133997
HGF-Programm 43.32.01 (POF IV, LK 01) Molecular Materials Basis for Optics & Photonics
Erschienen in Chemistry - A European Journal
Verlag John Wiley and Sons
Band 27
Heft 61
Seiten 15110-15119
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 26.04.2021
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