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A carborane-triggered metastable charge transfer state leading to spontaneous recovery of mechanochromic luminescence

Research paper by Deshuang Tu, Pakkin Leong, Zhihong Li, Rongrong Hu, Chao Shi, Kenneth Yin Zhang, Hong Yan, Qiang Zhao

Indexed on: 13 Oct '16Published on: 28 Sep '16Published in: Chemical Communications



Abstract

An efficient strategy was designed to realize spontaneous recovery of mechanochromic luminescence by carborane-functionalized anthracene derivatives. A metastable charge-transfer emission from anthracene to o-carborane is responsible for this process.

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