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Novel erbium(III) fluorinated β-diketonate complexes with N,N-donors for optoelectronics: from synthesis to solution-processed devices

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Abstract

Three novel ternary Er3+ complexes emitting in the C band transmission window for fiber optic communications have been synthesised and their structures have been elucidated by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The fluorinated β-diketonate ligand, 1,1,1-trifluoro-5,5-dimethyl-2,4-hexanedione, combines a good absorption cross-section in the ultraviolet region with reduction of non-radiative quenching of the Er3+ emission, while the rigidity and bulkiness of the three different N,N-donors (2,2′-bipyridine, bathophenanthroline and 5-nitro-1,10-phenanthroline) have a pronounced impact on the emission intensity of luminescence. Furthermore, the choice of the ancillary ligand also determines the efficiency of the antenna effect, leading to complete quenching of the ligand-associated visible emission for the optimized complex with 5-nitro-1,10-phenanthroline. Solution processed 1.54 μm organic light-emitting diodes have been manufactured and characterized for this complex, confirming the aforementioned complete resonant energy transfer from the ligands to the Er3+ ion. The features of the reported device fabrication show a simple way to obtain large area NIR-OLEDs.

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The article was received on 16 Nov 2012, accepted on 18 Feb 2013 and first published on 20 Feb 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC00649B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013,1, 2725-2734
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    Novel erbium(III) fluorinated β-diketonate complexes with N,N-donors for optoelectronics: from synthesis to solution-processed devices

    P. Martín-Ramos, M. R. Silva, C. Coya, C. Zaldo, Á. L. Álvarez, S. Álvarez-García, A. M. Matos Beja and J. Martín-Gil, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 2725
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TC00649B

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