The correlation between molecular packing structure and its room-temperature phosphorescence (RTP), hence rational promotion of the intensity, remains unclear. We herein present racemism enhanced RTP chiral chromophores by 2,2-bis-(diphenylphosphino)-1,1-napthalene (rac-BINAP) in comparison to its chiral counterparts. The result shows that rac-BINAP in crystal with denser density, consistent with a long standing Wallach’s rule, exhibits deeper red RTP at 680 nm than that of the chiral counterparts. The cross packing between alternative R- and S- forms in rac-BINAP crystal significantly retards the bimolecular quenching pathway, triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA), and hence suppresses the non-radiative pathway, boosting the RTP intensity. The result extends the Wallach’s rule to the fundamental difference in chiral-photophysics. In electroluminescence, rac-BINAP exhibits more balanced fluorescence versus phosphorescence intensity by comparison with that of photoluminescence, rendering a white-light emission. The result paves an avenue en route for white-light organic light emitting diodes via full exploitation of intrinsic fluorescence and phosphorescence.
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