2012 年 70 巻 5 号 p. 465-472
Organic luminescent materials have been regarded as one of the most important key materials in the fields of various applications such as fluorescent paints, fluorescent brightening agents, wavelength-conversion films for agricultural use, dye lasers, bioanalytical luminescent probes, piezo- and tribochromic luminescent devices, organic light-emitting devices, and so on. In order to achieve the purposes, they have been well designed and their functionality has been finely tuned by introduction of some functional groups and subunits. Nowadays, the development of organic luminescent materials is about to go to the industrial stage, and highly functionalized luminescent materials are enthusiastically developed towards practical and versatile demands, using wide range of synthetic technology from classical synthetic methods to new types of cross-coupling reactions using transition metal-based catalysts. Here we show recent research developments of organic luminescent materials, especially focusing on applications to organic electronic devices and the relevant.