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A Series of Quinolinol-Based Indium Luminophores: A Rational Design Approach for Manipulating Photophysical Properties

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posted on 2019-05-22, 20:46 authored by Sang Woo Kwak, Moon Bae Kim, Heuiseok Shin, Ji Hye Lee, Hyonseok Hwang, Ji Yeon Ryu, Junseong Lee, Min Kim, Yongseog Chung, Joong Chul Choe, Youngjo Kim, Kang Mun Lee, Myung Hwan Park
An approach to the design of a series of quinolinol-based indium complexes that can exhibit different optical properties is proposed. Mono-incorporated (Inq1 and InMeq1), bis-incorporated (InMeq2), and tris-incorporated (Inq3 and InMeq3) indium quinolinate complexes have been prepared. These complexes have also been characterized by X-ray crystallography. The photophysical properties of these complexes have also been examined by a combination of experimental and theoretical techniques. The indium complexes with a single quinolinol ligand (Inq1 and InMeq1) showed higher quantum efficiency than those with two or three quinolinate ligands; in particular, InMeq1 exhibited the highest quantum yield [ΦPL = 59% in poly­(methyl methacrylate) film]. The insights into the nature of these findings were obtained by the sequential synthesis of the quinolinol-based indium luminophores and a detailed investigation of their structural stability.