Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy

Synthesis and photophysical processes of an anthracene derivative containing hole transfer groups.

PMID 20971035


A novel luminescent compound 9,10-di-(N-carbazovinylene)anthracene (DCVA) was synthesized by Heck reaction of 9,10-dibromoanthracene and N-vinylcarbazole. The structure was characterized by MS, 1H NMR and Elemental analysis. The photoluminescent properties of DCVA have been carefully investigated by UV-vis absorption and fluorescence emission spectra. The results showed that the luminescent quantum yield of DCVA was 0.73 in THF and it emitted blue-light with the band gap of 3.60 eV estimated from the onset absorption. In addition, the light-emission of DCVA can be quenched by electron acceptor (dimethyl terephthalate), however, the fluorescent intensities of DCVA were slowly increased with the addition of electron donor (N,N-dimethylaniline). Furthermore, the molecular interactions of DCVA with fullerene (C60) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were also investigated, which indicated the organic luminescent compound can be used as new fluorescent probe.