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Confining isolated chromophores for highly efficient blue phosphorescence
Nature Materials  (IF43.841),  Pub Date : 2021-08-23, DOI: 10.1038/s41563-021-01073-5
Ye, Wenpeng, Ma, Huili, Shi, Huifang, Wang, He, Lv, Anqi, Bian, Lifang, Zhang, Meng, Ma, Chaoqun, Ling, Kun, Gu, Mingxing, Mao, Yufeng, Yao, Xiaokang, Gao, Chaofeng, Shen, Kang, Jia, Wenyong, Zhi, Jiahuan, Cai, Suzhi, Song, Zhicheng, Li, Jingjie, Zhang, Yanyun, Lu, Song, Liu, Kun, Dong, Chaomin, Wang, Qian, Zhou, Yudong, Yao, Wei, Zhang, Yujian, Zhang, Hongmei, Zhang, Zaiyong, Hang, Xiaochun, An, Zhongfu, Liu, Xiaogang, Huang, Wei

High-efficiency blue phosphorescence emission is essential for organic optoelectronic applications. However, synthesizing heavy-atom-free organic systems having high triplet energy levels and suppressed non-radiative transitions—key requirements for efficient blue phosphorescence—has proved difficult. Here we demonstrate a simple chemical strategy for achieving high-performance blue phosphors, based on confining isolated chromophores in ionic crystals. Formation of high-density ionic bonds between the cations of ionic crystals and the carboxylic acid groups of the chromophores leads to a segregated molecular arrangement with negligible inter-chromophore interactions. We show that tunable phosphorescence from blue to deep blue with a maximum phosphorescence efficiency of 96.5% can be achieved by varying the charged chromophores and their counterions. Moreover, these phosphorescent materials enable rapid, high-throughput data encryption, fingerprint identification and afterglow display. This work will facilitate the design of high-efficiency blue organic phosphors and extend the domain of organic phosphorescence to new applications.