Highly photoluminescent copper carbene complexes based on prompt rather than delayed fluorescence

Alexander S. Romanov, Dawei Di, Le Yang, Julio Fernandez-Cestau, Ciaran R. Becker, Charlotte E. James, Bonan Zhu, Mikko Linnolahti, Dan Credgington, Manfred Bochmann

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Linear two-coordinate copper complexes of cyclic (alkyl)(amino)-carbenes (CAAC)CuX (X = halide) show photoluminescence with solid-state quantum yields of up to 96%; in contrast to previously reported Cu photoemitters the emission is independent of temperature over the range T = 4 – 300 K and occurs very efficiently by prompt rather than delayed fluorescence, with lifetimes in the sub-nanosecond range.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6379-6382
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number38
Early online date12 Apr 2016
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2016

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