Department of Chemistry
Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical properties and theoretical studies on three novel indolo[3,2-b]carbazole derivatives containing benzothiazole units
Three novel indolo[3,2-b]carbazoles derivatives were successfully synthesized by condensation reaction and structurally characterized by elemental analysis, mass spectrometry and proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy methods, which belong to donor-π-acceptor systems comprising an indolo[3,2-b]carbazole group as an electron donor and two benzothiazole rings as electron acceptors. The thermal, electrochemical and photophysical properties of the compounds were characterized by thermogravimetric analysis combined with electrochemistry, UV-vis absorption spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy. On the other hand, the geometries, molecular orbitals, charge-injection and transport properties were determined by quantum chemical calculations. The results show that the compounds synthesized exhibit good thermal stability and high fluorescence quantum yields, indicating the potential application as optoelectronic materials. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Benzothiazole, Donor-π-acceptor, Indolo[3, 2-b]carbazoles, Photophysical properties
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Shi, He-Ping, Li-Wen Shi, Jian-Xin Dai, Lei Xu, Mei-Hua Wang, Xiao-Huan Wu, Li Fang, Chuan Dong, and Martin M.F. Choi. "Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical properties and theoretical studies on three novel indolo[3,2-b]carbazole derivatives containing benzothiazole units." Tetrahedron 68.47 (2012): 9788-9794.