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A Molecular Boron Cluster-Based Chromophore with Dual Emission
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submitted on 23.02.2020 and posted on 25.02.2020by Kierstyn P. Anderson, Mary A. Waddington, Gary J. Balaich, Julia M. Stauber, Justin
R. Caram, Peter
I. Djurovich, Alexander Spokoyny
Bromination of the luminescent borane, anti-B18H22, via electrophilic substitution using AlCl3 and Br2 yields the monosubstituted derivative 4-Br-anti-B18H21 as an air-stable crystalline solid. In contrast to the unsubstituted parent compound, 4-Br-anti-B18H21 product possesses dual emission upon excitation with UV light and exhibits fluorescence at 410 nm and phosphorescence at 503 nm, with Фtotal = 0.07 in oxygen-free cyclohexane. Increased oxygen content in cyclohexane solution quenches the phosphorescence signal. The fluorescent signal intensity remains unaffected by oxygen, suggesting that this molecule could be used as a ratiometric oxygen probe.