Organic Light‐Emitting Diodes Based on Imidazole Semiconductors

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Original languageEnglish
Article number1800258
Number of pages43
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number18
Online published4 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2018


Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are the most successful product of organic electronics in the market and continually receive attention from sci-entific and industrial communities. Imidazoles have been extensively investi-gated for OLED applications, and demonstrated their versatility in molecular design for different functions. This review presents a summary of recent studies on imidazole (including imidazole derived moieties) derivatives, with special focus on discussing various molecular design tactics, for applications as electron-transporting materials, emitters, and host materials in OLEDs. At last, perspectives and challenges regarding to imidazole semiconductors for electroluminescence applications are also discussed.

Research Area(s)

  • electron-transporting materials, emitters, host materials, imidazole derivatives, organic light-emitting diodes