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o-Hydroxy analogues, 1a-g, of the green fluorescent protein chromophore have been synthesized. Their structures and electronic properties were investigated by X-ray single-crystal analyses, electrochemistry, and luminescence properties. In solid and nonpolar solvents 1a-g exist mainly as Z conformers that possess a seven-membered-ring hydrogen bond and… (More)
Via a systematic derivatization of the excited-state intramolecular proton-transfer system, 10-hydroxybenzo[h] quinoline, the proton-transfer emission can be extensively tuned from 550 nm (1) to 675 nm (6), in which amplified spontaneous emission was readily observed for , generating a new family of proton transfer laser dyes.
Pyreno[2,1-b]pyrrole and its dimeric derivative display excellent selectivity and sensitivity for detection of fluoride ion, in comparison with chloride, bromide, iodide, acetate, dihydrogen phosphate, hydrogen sulfate, perchlorate, nitrate, and thiocyanate ions. The hydrogen bonding with fluoride ion, both in formation and in subsequent dissociation,… (More)
Detailed insights into the excited-state enol(N*)-keto(T*) intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) reaction in 2-(2'-hydroxy-4'-diethylaminophenyl)benzothiazole (HABT) have been investigated via steady-state and femtosecond fluorescence upconversion approaches. In cyclohexane, in contrast to the ultrafast rate of ESIPT for the parent… (More)
The synthesis, characterization and fundamental of the dual excited-state proton-transfer properties of 3-hydroxy-2-(pyridin-2-yl)-4H-chromen-4-one (1a) are reported. In the electronic ground state, there exist two competitive hydrogen bonding (HB) isomers for 1a. Conformer 1a(O) reveals a five-membered ring HB structure between O-H and carbonyl oxygen,… (More)
A new series of neutral, panchromatic Ru(II) terpyridine sensitizers (PRT1-PRT4) exhibit much higher molar extinction coefficients at 400-550 nm and superior DSSC performance in terms of conversion efficiency (eta = 10.05 for PRT4) and stability.
Rational design and synthesis of Ir(III) complexes (1-3) bearing two cyclometalated ligands (C--N) and one 2-(diphenylphosphino)phenolate chelate (P--O) as well as the corresponding Ir(III) derivatives (4-6) with only one (C--N) ligand and two P--O chelates are reported, where (C--NH)=phenylpyridine (ppyH), 1-phenylisoquinoline (piqH), and… (More)
In this study, we perform several DFT functionals and post-SCF methods (MP2 and CCSD(T)) to investigate the stability of a series of virtual cyclic boryl anions. This investigation stems from two aspects: (1) the energetic difference between S(0) and T(1) states and (2) the electron affinity of the cyclic boryl anions. The results are systematically… (More)
We have prepared and characterized a series of osmium complexes [Os2(CO)4(fpbpy)2] (1), [Os(CO)(fpbpy)2] (2), and [Os(fpbpy)2] (3) with tridentate 6-pyrazol-3-yl 2,2'-bipyridine chelating ligands. Upon the transformation of complex 2 into 3 through the elimination of the CO ligand, an extremely large change in the phosphorescence wavelength from 655 to 935… (More)
Because of the vast applicability of noble gases, a more detailed understanding of their chemical properties is necessary. Recently, Brock et al. successfully synthesized XeO(2) and demonstrated that it has an extended structure in which Xe(IV) is oxygen-bridged to four neighboring oxygen atoms using Raman and (16/18)O isotopic enrichment studies. On the… (More)