A paper was recently published in Journal of Luminescence in which Martin is one of the co-authors. The article concerns the synthesis of a series of push-pull molecules that were characterised for their optical properties.
Push-pull molecules are molecules with an electron donor end and an electron acceptor end separated by a π-electron system. In this case the series is a group of molecules “being the Knoevenagel condensation products of dicyanomethane” with different benzaldehydes. The paper basically describes the synthesis, characterisation and photo- and electroluminesence studies of the compounds.
S. Kotowicz, D. Sęk, S. Kula, A. Fabiańczyk, M. Siwy, M. Filapek, A. Szłapa-Kula, J. Grzegorz Małecki, M. Jonsson-Niedziółka, J. Niedziółka-Jonsson, K. Smolarek, S. Maćkowski, E. Schab-Balcerzak
Malononitrile derivatives as push-pull molecules: structure – properties relationships characterization, J. Lumin. 203, 455-466 (2008).
The paper can be freely accesses using this link until Aug 25.