Luminescent and electronic properties of end-substituted distyrylbenzene derivatives

Y. Tao*, M. D'Iorio, Ricky M S Wong, W. Zhong, H. Li, I. Levesque, J. Lam

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The luminance and electronic properties of two distyrylbenzene derivatives with poly(alkyleneoxy) and multi-alkoxy end groups were investigated. The materials exhibit similar UV-visible absorption and photoluminescent properties in solution, but the emission wavelengths in solid thin films are quite different. The reduced red-shift in one of the distyrylbenzene derivatives when forming a solid thin film is attributed to the reduced interaction between the π-electrons of the neighboring molecules by the "bulky" or "spacer"end-groups formed by the methoxy and poly(alkyleneoxy) substituents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-496
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section B: Nonlinear Optics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

User-Defined Keywords

  • Distyrylbenzene
  • Electroluminescence
  • End-substitution
  • OLED
  • Organic
  • Photoluminescence


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