Organic Chemistry: Current Research

Organic Chemistry: Current Research
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Rational Design of Star-Shaped Molecules with Benzene Core and Naphthalimides Derivatives End Groups as Organic Light-emitting Materials

Ruifa Jin

A series of star-shaped molecules with benzene core and naphthalimides derivatives end groups have been designed to explore their optical, electronic, and charge transport properties as charge transport and/or luminescent materials for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The frontier molecular orbitals (FMOs) analysis has turned out that the vertical electronic transitions of absorption and emission are characterized as intramolecular charge transfer (ICT). The calculated results show that the optical and electronic properties of star-shaped molecules are affected by the substituent groups in N-position of 1,8-naphthalimide ring. Our results suggest that star-shaped molecules with n-butyl (1), Benzene (2), Thiophene (3), thiophene S’,S’-dioxide (4), benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole (5), and 2,7a-dihydrobenzo[d] thiazole (6) fragments are expected to be promising candidates for luminescent and electron transport materials for OLEDs. This study should be helpful in further theoretical investigations on such kind of systems and also to the experimental study for charge transport and/or luminescent materials for OLEDs.