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Title: Two-photon excited deep-red and near-infrared emissive organic co-crystals

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Abstract Two-photon excited near-infrared fluorescence materials have garnered considerable attention because of their superior optical penetration, higher spatial resolution, and lower optical scattering compared with other optical materials. Herein, a convenient and efficient supramolecular approach is used to synthesize a two-photon excited near-infrared emissive co-crystalline material. A naphthalenediimide-based triangular macrocycle and coronene form selectively two co-crystals. The triangle-shaped co-crystal emits deep-red fluorescence, while the quadrangle-shaped co-crystal displays deep-red and near-infrared emission centered on 668 nm, which represents a 162 nm red-shift compared with its precursors. Benefiting from intermolecular charge transfer interactions, the two co-crystals possess higher calculated two-photon absorption cross-sections than those of their individual constituents. Their two-photon absorption bands reach into the NIR-II region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The quadrangle-shaped co-crystal constitutes a unique material that exhibits two-photon absorption and near-infrared emission simultaneously. This co-crystallization strategy holds considerable promise for the future design and synthesis of more advanced optical materials.

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Research Org.:
Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES). Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division; National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1660483
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1798259
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; FG02-99ER14999; SC0004752; CHE-1836392
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nature Communications Journal Volume: 11 Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Crystal engineering; Optical materials; Self-assembly

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Wang, Yu, Wu, Huang, Li, Penghao, Chen, Su, Jones, Leighton O., Mosquera, Martín A., Zhang, Long, Cai, Kang, Chen, Hongliang, Chen, Xiao-Yang, Stern, Charlotte L., Wasielewski, Michael R., Ratner, Mark A., Schatz, George C., and Stoddart, J. Fraser. Two-photon excited deep-red and near-infrared emissive organic co-crystals. United Kingdom: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18431-7.
Wang, Yu, Wu, Huang, Li, Penghao, Chen, Su, Jones, Leighton O., Mosquera, Martín A., Zhang, Long, Cai, Kang, Chen, Hongliang, Chen, Xiao-Yang, Stern, Charlotte L., Wasielewski, Michael R., Ratner, Mark A., Schatz, George C., & Stoddart, J. Fraser. Two-photon excited deep-red and near-infrared emissive organic co-crystals. United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18431-7
Wang, Yu, Wu, Huang, Li, Penghao, Chen, Su, Jones, Leighton O., Mosquera, Martín A., Zhang, Long, Cai, Kang, Chen, Hongliang, Chen, Xiao-Yang, Stern, Charlotte L., Wasielewski, Michael R., Ratner, Mark A., Schatz, George C., and Stoddart, J. Fraser. Tue . "Two-photon excited deep-red and near-infrared emissive organic co-crystals". United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18431-7.
@article{osti_1660483,
title = {Two-photon excited deep-red and near-infrared emissive organic co-crystals},
author = {Wang, Yu and Wu, Huang and Li, Penghao and Chen, Su and Jones, Leighton O. and Mosquera, Martín A. and Zhang, Long and Cai, Kang and Chen, Hongliang and Chen, Xiao-Yang and Stern, Charlotte L. and Wasielewski, Michael R. and Ratner, Mark A. and Schatz, George C. and Stoddart, J. Fraser},
abstractNote = {Abstract Two-photon excited near-infrared fluorescence materials have garnered considerable attention because of their superior optical penetration, higher spatial resolution, and lower optical scattering compared with other optical materials. Herein, a convenient and efficient supramolecular approach is used to synthesize a two-photon excited near-infrared emissive co-crystalline material. A naphthalenediimide-based triangular macrocycle and coronene form selectively two co-crystals. The triangle-shaped co-crystal emits deep-red fluorescence, while the quadrangle-shaped co-crystal displays deep-red and near-infrared emission centered on 668 nm, which represents a 162 nm red-shift compared with its precursors. Benefiting from intermolecular charge transfer interactions, the two co-crystals possess higher calculated two-photon absorption cross-sections than those of their individual constituents. Their two-photon absorption bands reach into the NIR-II region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The quadrangle-shaped co-crystal constitutes a unique material that exhibits two-photon absorption and near-infrared emission simultaneously. This co-crystallization strategy holds considerable promise for the future design and synthesis of more advanced optical materials.},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-020-18431-7},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = 1,
volume = 11,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2020},
month = {9}
}

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