Efficient thermally activated delayed fluorescence of functional phenylpyridinato boron complexes and high performance organic light-emitting diodes

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Yi-Jiun Shiu
  • Yi-Ting Chen
  • Wei-Kai Lee
  • Chung-Chih Wu
  • Tzu-Chieh Lin
  • Shih-Hung Liu
  • Pi-Tai Chou
  • Chin-Wei Lu
  • I-Chen Cheng
  • Yi-Jyun Lien

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1452-1462
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Volume5
Issue number6
Online published11 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A new series of functional phenylpyridinato boron complexes possessing thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) has been strategically designed and synthesized. These boron complexes utilize phenylpyridine as the electron acceptor (A) that links to carbazole or triphenyl amine as the electron donor (D) via a core boron atom, forming four-coordinate neutral boron complexes. The selection of boron to spatially separate the donor and acceptor takes advantage of facile functionalization. The TADF properties of the resulting D-A functional materials in various solvents have been investigated via their emission spectra and associated relaxation dynamics. The results show that the operation of TADF is strongly solvent polarity dependent in fluid states, and several underlying mechanisms are discussed. OLEDs fabricated by fppyBTPA and dfppyBTPA show EL efficiencies of up to (20.2%, 63.9 cd A−1, 66.9 lm W−1) and (26.6%, 88.2 cd A−1, 81.5 lm W−1), respectively, in which a nearly 27% EQE for the dfppyBTPA device is among the most efficient TADF OLEDs so far.

Citation Format(s)

Efficient thermally activated delayed fluorescence of functional phenylpyridinato boron complexes and high performance organic light-emitting diodes. / Shiu, Yi-Jiun; Chen, Yi-Ting; Lee, Wei-Kai; Wu, Chung-Chih; Lin, Tzu-Chieh; Liu, Shih-Hung; Chou, Pi-Tai; Lu, Chin-Wei; Cheng, I-Chen; Lien, Yi-Jyun; Chi, Yun.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol. 5, No. 6, 14.02.2017, p. 1452-1462.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal