Materials Science

Mono- Versus Bicyclic Carbene Metal Amide Photoemitters: Which Design Leads to Best Performance?


New luminescent “carbene-metal-amide” (CMA) Cu, Ag and Au complexes based on monocyclic (C6) or bicyclic six-ring (BIC6) cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene ligands illustrates the effects of LUMO energy stabilization, conformational flexibility and excited state energy on the photoemission properties, leading to near-quantitative quantum yields, short excited state lifetimes Cu > Au > Ag down to 0.5 µs and high radiative rates of 106 s–1.


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