Materials Chemistry

Photoprogrammable Circularly Polarized Phosphorescence Switching of Chiral Helical Polyacetylene Thin Films


  • Zizhao Huang East China University of Science and Technology ,
  • Zhenyi He East China University of Science and Technology ,
  • Bingbing Ding East China University of Science and Technology ,
  • He Tian East China University of Science and Technology ,
  • Xiang Ma East China University of Science and Technology


The developments of pure organic room-temperature phosphorescence (RTP) materials with circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) have significantly facilitated the future integration and systemization of luminescent material in fundamental science and technological applications. Herein, a new type of photoinduced circularly polarized RTP materials was constructed by homogeneously dispersing phosphorescent chiral helical substituted polyacetylenes into a processable poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) matrix. This substituted polyacetylenes play vital roles in the propagation of CPL and present prominently optical characteristics with high absorption and luminescent dissymmetric factors up to 0.029 (gabs) and 0.019 (glum). The oxygen consumption properties of PMMA films under UV light irradiation endowed materials with dynamic chiro-optical functionality, which can leverage of light to precisely control and manipulate the circularly polarized RTP properties with the remarkable advantages of being contactless, wireless and fatigue-resistant. Significantly, the distinct materials with dynamic properties can be used as novel anti-counterfeiting materials involving photoprogrammability.


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