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dc.contributor.authorFallon, Kealanen
dc.contributor.authorBudden, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorSalvadori, Enricoen
dc.contributor.authorGanose, Alex Men
dc.contributor.authorSavory, Christopher Nen
dc.contributor.authorEyre, Lissaen
dc.contributor.authorDowland, Simonen
dc.contributor.authorAi, Qianxiangen
dc.contributor.authorGoodlett, Stephenen
dc.contributor.authorRisko, Chaden
dc.contributor.authorScanlon, David Oen
dc.contributor.authorKay, Christopher WMen
dc.contributor.authorRao, Akshayen
dc.contributor.authorFriend, Richarden
dc.contributor.authorMusser, Andrew Jen
dc.contributor.authorBronstein, Hugoen
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-20T23:30:31Z
dc.date.available2019-09-20T23:30:31Z
dc.date.issued2019-09en
dc.identifier.issn0002-7863
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/297020
dc.description.abstractSinglet fission, the process of forming two triplet excitons from one singlet exciton, is a characteristic reserved for only a handful of organic molecules due to the atypical energetic requirement for low energy excited triplet states. The predominant strategy for achieving such a trait is by increasing ground state diradical character; however, this greatly reduces ambient stability. Herein, we exploit Baird's rule of excited state aromaticity to manipulate the singlet-triplet energy gap and create novel singlet fission candidates. We achieve this through the inclusion of a [4n] 5-membered heterocycle, whose electronic resonance promotes aromaticity in the triplet state, stabilizing its energy relative to the singlet excited state. Using this theory, we design a family of derivatives of indolonaphthyridine thiophene (INDT) with highly tunable excited state energies. Not only do we access novel singlet fission materials, they also exhibit excellent ambient stability, imparted due to the delocalized nature of the triplet excited state. Spin-coated films retained up to 85% activity after several weeks of exposure to oxygen and light, while analogous films of TIPS-pentacene showed full degradation after 4 days, showcasing the excellent stability of this class of singlet fission scaffold. Extension of our theoretical analysis to almost ten thousand candidates reveals an unprecedented degree of tunability and several thousand potential fission-capable candidates, while clearly demonstrating the relationship between triplet aromaticity and singlet-triplet energy gap, confirming this novel strategy for manipulating the exchange energy in organic materials.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
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dc.titleExploiting Excited-State Aromaticity To Design Highly Stable Singlet Fission Materials.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage13876
prism.issueIdentifier35en
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameJournal of the American Chemical Societyen
prism.startingPage13867
prism.volume141en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.44061
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1021/jacs.9b06346en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-09en
dc.contributor.orcidFallon, Kealan [0000-0001-6241-6034]
dc.contributor.orcidBudden, Peter [0000-0002-8049-3401]
dc.contributor.orcidSalvadori, Enrico [0000-0003-4394-9438]
dc.contributor.orcidGanose, Alex M [0000-0002-4486-3321]
dc.contributor.orcidSavory, Christopher N [0000-0002-9052-7484]
dc.contributor.orcidEyre, Lissa [0000-0001-7860-6289]
dc.contributor.orcidRisko, Chad [0000-0001-9838-5233]
dc.contributor.orcidScanlon, David O [0000-0001-9174-8601]
dc.contributor.orcidKay, Christopher WM [0000-0002-5200-6004]
dc.contributor.orcidRao, Akshay [0000-0003-4261-0766]
dc.contributor.orcidFriend, Richard [0000-0001-6565-6308]
dc.contributor.orcidMusser, Andrew J [0000-0002-4600-6606]
dc.contributor.orcidBronstein, Hugo [0000-0003-0293-8775]
dc.identifier.eissn1520-5126
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/M006360/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/M024873/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/P027741/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/M01083X/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/P007767/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) ERC (679789)
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (1645107)
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (1645107)
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 10:38:16 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-09-30


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