The photophysical properties in solution of three generations of carbazole-based dendrons and dendrimers with fluorenyl surface groups were studied using steady-state, time-resolved femtosecond transient absorption and anisotropy, and coherent two-dimensional ultraviolet spectroscopy. It was found that increasing the generation caused a switch in the nature of the emissive state between the first-generation compounds and the second- and third-generation dendrimers. Time-resolved anisotropy measurements revealed low initial anisotropies that decreased with increasing dendrimer generation consistent with increasing intradendrimer interchromophore coupling. Two-dimensional UV spectroscopy showed that the signal from the second- and third-generation dendrimers is the product of multiple chromophores interacting. The maximum number of interacting chromophores is reached by the second generation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry