Gray group graduate students Tadeas Liska and Mengdi Li, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Houston, published a family of phosphorescent platinum(II) alkynyls where excited-state charge transfer is enhanced by remote boron substitution. Luminescence persists for milliseconds at 298 K in polymer films, with radiative yields reaching 48%. These compounds have potential applications in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). This work was funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
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