MeS2B(p-4,4 '-biphenyl-NPh(1-naphthyl)): a multifunctional molecule for electroluminescent devices

Jia, Wen Li, Xiao, Dong Feng, Dong, Red Bai, Zheng, Hong Lu, Wang, Suning, and Vamvounis, George (2005) MeS2B(p-4,4 '-biphenyl-NPh(1-naphthyl)): a multifunctional molecule for electroluminescent devices. Chemistry of Materials, 17 (1). pp. 164-170.

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Abstract

Mes(2)B(p-4,4'-biphenyl-NPh(1-naphthyl)), (BNPB) a novel luminescent molecule that contains part of the well-known NPB functionality (NPB = N,N'-di-1-naphthyl-N,N'-diphenylbenzidine) and a three-coordinate boron center has been synthesized. BNPB is a bright blue emitter with lambda(max) (emission) = 452 nm and a photoluminescent quantum yield of 95% in solution and 31% in the solid state. BNPB is an amorphous material and forms films readily via either solution casting or vacuum vapor deposition. A single layer EL device A with the device structure of ITO/BNPB/LiF/Al, two double-layer EL devices B and C with the device structure of ITO/NPB/BNPB/Ag for B and ITO/BNPB/Alq(3)/LiF/Al for C, and a triple-layer device D with the structure of ITO/NPB/BNPB/Alq(3)/LiF/Al have been fabricated and their performance has been evaluated. Device A produces a weak blue electroluminescence (EL). Device B produces a bright blue EL, identical to that of device A. Device C produces a green EL, typical of Alq(3). Device D produces a broadband whitish-blue EL attributable to dual emission from the BNPB zone and the Alq(3) zone. Devices A-D demonstrate that BNPB is capable of transporting both holes and electrons in addition to being a blue emitter for EL devices.

Item ID: 32732
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1520-5002
Funders: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Materials Manufacturing of Ontario
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 02:31
FoR Codes: 03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030505 Physical Organic Chemistry @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850704 Residential Energy Conservation and Efficiency @ 100%
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