Molecular engineering of naphthalene spacers in low-dimensional perovskites

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Hybrid organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites have drawn much interest due to their optical and electronic properties. The ability to fine-tune the structure by the organic component allows for obtaining a wide range of materials with various dimensionalities. Here, we combine experimental and theoretical work to investigate the structures and properties of a series of low-dimensional hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites, based on naphthalene ammonium cations, 2,6-diaminonaphthalene (2,6-DAN), 1-aminonaphthalene (1-AN) and 2-aminonaphthalene (2-AN). All materials exhibit edge- or face-sharing 1D chain structures. Compared to the 2D counterpart containing isomeric 1,5-diaminonaphthalene (1,5-DAN), 1D hybrid materials exhibit broadband light emission arising from the self-trapped excitons (STEs) owing to their highly distorted structure. This work expands the library of low-dimensional hybrid perovskites and opens new possibilities for obtaining broadband-light-emitting materials.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5024-5031
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2023

External IDs

WOS 000956380700001
ORCID /0000-0001-5873-8751/work/142246448
ORCID /0000-0002-2438-0672/work/142253082
ORCID /0000-0002-4531-691X/work/148607623


ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • White-light emission, Hybrid perovskites, Optical-properties, Halide, Connectivity, Efficient