Leandro A Estrada

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The nonradiative decay of four dipolar fluorenone derivatives (FODs) was systematically investigated using steady state and time-resolved UV-vis absorption and fluorescence measurements combined with cyclic voltammetry. Analysis of the frontier orbital localization of the global minimum geometry and the vertical transitions was carried out from DFT(More)
Aggregation-induced enhanced emission (AIEE) is reported for 1-cyano-trans-1,2-bis-(4-carbazolyl)phenylethylene (CN-CPE). The weak luminescence of dilute CN-CPE solutions is enhanced upon aggregate formation into 2-3 μm sized crystals. In contrast to general observations, crystal formation of CN-CPE causes a blue-shift in emission and enhances the(More)
The efficient synthesis of ambipolar 2,7- and 3,6-disubstituted fluoren-9-ylidene malononitrile derivatives (4 and 9) is described. Structure-activity relationships depend on the position of substitution. Population of the S(1) excited state in the 2,7-disubstituted FM derivatives is achieved via higher states, as evidenced from the UV-vis absorption and(More)
We report recent results on the nonradiative decay (NRD) of fluoren-9-ylidene malononitrile (FM) ambipolar derivatives (FMDs). 2,7- and 3,6-disubstituted FMDs present distinctive photophysics. Charge separation was found dominant for excited state relaxation. The radiative decay (RD) is sensitive to changes in temperature and solvent medium only for the(More)
A series of conjugated materials based on oligomers of the para-phenylene type and oligothiophenes was prepared, and their phosphorescence spectra were recorded at 77 K using a pulsed flash-lamp as a light source and gated detection. The triplet energies of the oligomers were estimated and correlated with their chemical structure. It was found that simple(More)
5-Mercapto-2,2'-bithiophene (BTSH) functionalized copper (Cu), silver (Ag), and gold (Au) nanoparticles (NPs) of various diameters have been synthesized. Emission with a peak around 455 nm is detected on irradiation with UV light. This emission, however, disappears upon photopolymerization of the NPs. The photophysical study of BTSH at room and low(More)
Herein, we report complementary computational and experimental evidence supporting the existence, for indan-1-ylidene malononitrile and fluoren-9-ylidene malononitrile, of a non-radiative decay channel involving double bond isomerisation motion. The results of UV-Vis transient absorption spectroscopy highlight that the decay takes place within hundreds of(More)
The synthesis of dipolar dibenz[a,c]phenazine (DBP) derivatives is described. The compounds possess little electronic communication between donor and acceptor units in the ground state regardless of the pattern of substitution. The dipolar derivatives deactivate mostly via electron transfer (eT) under polar conditions. Intersystem crossing is likely to(More)
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