Melt-induced fluorescent signature in a simple naphthalenediimide

Toby Bell, Sheshanath Bhosale, Craig Forsyth, David Hayne, Kenneth Ghiggino, James Hutchison, Chintan Jani, Steven Langford, Marcia Lee, Clint Woodward

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The synthesis and fluorescence properties of a naphthalenediimide ditosylate are presented. The fluorescence is highly solvent and morphology dependent with a dramatic change in fluorescence output occurring following melting from a crystalline form. This observation is attributed to thermal disruption of the crystal structure allowing the formation of emissive dimers within the amorphous melt.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4881 - 4883
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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