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Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical properties of novel and highly fluorescent difluoroboron flavanone beta-diketonate complexes

Ariza Paez, E. B., Curcio, S., Neme, N. P., Matos, M. J. S., Correa, R. S., Pereira, F. J., Hilario, F. F., Cazati, T. & Taylor, J. G., 14-Sep-2020, In : New Journal of Chemistry. 44, 34, p. 14615-14631 17 p.

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  • Elida Betania Ariza Paez
  • Sergio Curcio
  • Natalia P. Neme
  • Matheus J. S. Matos
  • Rodrigo S. Correa
  • Fabio Junio Pereira
  • Flaviane Francisco Hilario
  • Thiago Cazati
  • Jason Guy Taylor

Difluoroboron β-diketonates complexes are highly luminescent with extensive properties such as their fluorescence both in solution and in solid state and their high molar extinction coefficients. Due to their rich optical properties, these compounds have been studied for their applications in organic electronics such as in self-assembly and applications in biosensors, bio-imaging and optoelectronic devices. The easy and fast synthesis of difluoroboron β-diketonate (BF2dbm) complexes makes their applications even more attractive. Although many different types of difluoroboron β-diketonates complexes have been studied, the cyclic flavanone analogues of these compounds have never been reported in the literature. Therefore, the present work aims to synthesize difluouroboron flavanone β-diketonate complexes, study their photophysical and electrochemical properties and assess their suitability for applications in optoelectronic devices. The synthesis was based on a Baker-Venkataraman reaction which initially provided substituted diketones, which were subsequently reacted with aldehydes to afford the proposed flavanones. The complexation was achieved by reacting flavanones and BF3·Et2O and in total 9 novel compounds were obtained. A representative difluoroboron flavanone complex was subjected to single crystal X-ray diffraction to unequivocally confirm the chemical structure. A stability study indicated only partial degradation of these compounds over a few days in a protic solvent at elevated temperatures. Photophysical studies revealed that the substituent groups and the solvent media significantly influence the electrochemical and photophysical properties of the final compounds, especially the molar absorption coefficient, fluorescence quantum yields, and the band gap. Moreover, the compounds exhibited a single excited-state lifetime in all studied solvents. Computational studies were employed to evaluate ground and excited state properties and carry out DFT and TDDFT level analysis. These studies clarify the role of each state in the experimental absorption spectra as well as the effect of the solvent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14615-14631
Number of pages17
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Volume44
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 14-Sep-2020

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  • MECHANOCHROMIC LUMINESCENCE, BORON DIFLUORIDE, BASIS-SETS, DERIVATIVES, THERMOCHEMISTRY, APPROXIMATION, FLUOROPHORES, EMISSION, DESIGN, SYSTEM

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