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Color-Tunable Fluorescence and White Light Emission from Mesoporous Organosilicas Based on Energy Transfer from 1,8-Naphthalimide Hosts to Perylenediimide Guests

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Trindade, Fabiane de Jesus [1] ; Triboni, Eduardo Rezende [2] ; Castanheira, Bruna [1] ; Brochsztain, Sergio [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Engn Modelagem & Ciencias Sociais Aplicadas, BR-09210170 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Engn Lorena, BR-12602810 Lorena, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physical Chemistry C; v. 119, n. 48, p. 26989-26998, DEC 3 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 10

The present work reports Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET) from 1,8-naphthalimide (NI) donors bound to the pore walls of mesoporous silicas to perylenediimide (PDI) acceptors doped into the mesochannels. Mesoporous organosilicas containing covalently bound NI were synthesized by co-condensation of tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS) with N-(3-(triethoxysilyl)propy1)-1,8-naphthalimide (TEPNI) in the presence of a block copolymer surfactant as a template. The resulting materials were highly ordered, presenting a 2D hexagonal structure, and displayed easily tunable optical properties, which could be controlled by the amount of NI in the sample. A sample prepared from a diluted TEPNI solution (SBANId) presented a blue, monomer-like emission. In contrast, when a concentrated TEPNI solution was used, the resulting material (SBANIc) displayed a green, excimer-like emission. For the FRET studies, N,N'- bis(2,6-dimethylpheny1)-3,4,9,10-perylenediimide was doped into the pores of the SBANI samples from chloroform solutions. When excited at the NI absorption maximum (350 nm), PDI-doped SBANIc showed intense quenching of the NI emission band, even at very low PDI doping, with quenching efficiencies reaching nearly 80% with only 0.6 mol % PDI (PDI/NI approximate to 1:170). The emission of PDI was observed at higher doping ratios, even though the PDI hardly absorbs at 350 nm, thus evidencing FRET from the host NI to the guest PDI. SBANI materials with a suitable amount of the PDI dopant displayed a white emission, spanning the whole visible spectrum. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/08720-1 - Preparation of nanostructured mesoporous materials modified with aromatic imides for applications in photonics and electronics
Grantee:Fabiane de Jesus Trindade
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 15/06064-6 - Functional organic molecules and inorganic oxides for the development of new materials
Grantee:Eduardo Rezende Triboni
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/16358-9 - Synthesis and characterization of functional materials containing aromatic imides
Grantee:Sergio Brochsztain
Support type: Regular Research Grants