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Phosphorescent, Terdentate, Liquid-Crystalline Complexes of Platinum(II): Stimulus-Dependent Emission


  • This work was supported by the EU and the EPSRC. This paper is dedicated to the memory of a dear friend and colleague, Dr Naomi Hoshino-Miyajima.


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Liquid crystals shining bright. A highly efficient platinum(II) luminophore is rendered liquid crystalline using a simple and flexible synthetic approach. Ordering in the liquid-crystalline state allows monomer emission when the characteristic for the material is exciplex-like emission. More than that, emission characteristics are subject to tribological control, with the initial state re-obtained by thermal cycling.