Highly Emissive Far Red/Near-IR Fluorophores Based on Borylated Fluorene–Benzothiadiazole Donor–Acceptor Materials

Daniel L. Crossley, Inigo Vitorica-Yrezabal, Martin J. Humphries, Michael L. Turner, Michael J. Ingleson

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Stille, Suzuki–Miyaura and Negishi cross-coupling reactions of bromine-functionalised borylated precursors enable the facile, high yielding, synthesis of borylated donor–acceptor materials that contain electron-rich aromatic units and/or extended effective conjugation lengths. These materials have large Stokes shifts, low LUMO energies, small band-gaps and significant fluorescence emission >700 nm in solution and when dispersed in a host polymer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12439-12448
Number of pages10
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number35
Early online date27 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


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