Special Issue "Boron Compounds: Synthesis, Luminescence and Applications"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 57

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Kenkera Rayappa Naveen
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Guest Editor
Institut für Anorganische Chemie and Institute for Sustainable Chemistry & Catalysis with Boron, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, Würzburg, Germany
Interests: materials science; theoretical chemistry; organic chemistry; materials chemistry
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Dr. Durai Karthik
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EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, Rm 244, Purdie Building, North Haugh University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, UK
Interests: organic electronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent times, Boron-based compounds with excellent physicochemical properties have found applications in almost all aspects of modern material industries. Moreover, the boron atom incorporation in any π-conjugated systems has resulted in an efficient photoluminescence quantum yield, showing bright luminescence mostly via triple harvesting mechanisms.

By utilizing the high luminescent tricoordinate/tetracoordinate boron-embedded materials, various applications received increasing amounts of attention, such as circularly polarized luminescence (CPL), organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), sensors, X-ray scintillators, and many more optoelectronic devices.

On the other hand, very recently, B/N-embedded multiresonant TADF materials (symmetrical and unsymmetrical) were synthesized via one-pot/one-shot multiple borylations as well, which are difficult to scale-up; however, these are very important for OLEDs due to their efficient narrowband emission spectra.

This Special Issue of Symmetry features all types of contributions based on Boron-embedded compounds with tunable unique optical properties.

Dr. Kenkera Rayappa Naveen
Dr. Durai Karthik
Guest Editors

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  • Boron compounds
  • organic synthesis for Boron skeletons
  • symmetrical and unsymmetrical compounds
  • photophysics
  • high photoluminescence
  • fluorescence
  • thermally activated delayed fluorescence
  • CPL active
  • efficient OLEDs
  • chiral compounds
  • narrowband emitters

Published Papers

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