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Dipole-Orientation-Dependent Förster Resonance Energy Transfer from Aromatic Head Groups to MnBr42– Blocks in Organic–Inorganic Hybrids

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posted on 2021-09-02, 15:05 authored by Shuai Zhang, Yifei Zhao, Yayun Zhou, Man Li, Wei Wang, Hong Ming, Xiping Jing, Shi Ye
The understanding and visualization of dipole–dipole interaction on molecular scale are scientifically fundamental and extremely of interest. Herein, two new zero-dimensional (0D) Mn hybrids with aromatic head groups and alkyl tails as organic spacers are selected as models. It was found that the dipole interaction between head groups and Mn blocks could have a huge impact on their crystalline structures as well as the luminescent properties. The parallel-oriented dipoles of the head groups and MnBr42– blocks contribute to an efficient Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) in cetylpyridinium manganese bromide ([C16Py]2MnBr4), while the process is absent in 1-methyl-3-hexadecylimidazolium manganese bromide ([C16mim]2MnBr4) with perpendicular-oriented dipoles. This work gives insight into the influence of organic spacers on the geometry and the dipole interaction of Mn polyhedron in the hybrids, which could be of great interest in the future optical regulations and structural design.

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