There is no doubt that the search for novel organic molecules with a potential role in innovative organic (opto)electronic devices that has taken hold of our daily lives. Synthetic organic chemistry together with computational quantum chemical calculations emerge as excellent tools for the design and development of new classes of molecules as well as structural modifications in those already used in various organic electronic devices. Among the properties which are of interest in organic optoelectronic devices, the optical and photophysical properties of the compounds are of utmost importance in many applications. Among the materials classes used for this purpose, quinoline and anthrazoline derivatives have received great interest in the scientific community in several applications. In the current project, we aim at the exploration and understanding of the optical and photophysical properties of anthrazoline compounds synthesized by multicomponent reactions. Detailed spectroscopic and computational studies are considered as an essential step for the application of these materials in various organic electronic devices. Detailed investigations will include the study of solvent effects, pH variations and the impact of various functional groups, with respect to fluorescence quantum yields and lifetimes. In addition, (time-dependent) DFT studies will assist in the explanation of the optical behavior by calculating geometries, electronic structure and the absorption and fluorescence properties.
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