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A novel nicotinonitrile derivative as an excellent multifunctional blue fluorophore for highly efficient hybrid white organic light-emitting devices

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Abstract

A novel nicotinonitrile derivative CZN has been designed with the aim of developing excellent multifunctional blue fluorophores for hybrid white organic light-emitting devices (WOLEDs) by introducing the nicotinonitrile group as the electron acceptor. CZN shows highly efficient blue fluorescence and its non-doped blue OLED delivers an external quantum efficiency (EQE) as high as 4.6%. Meanwhile, CZN is a promising host for phosphorescent OLEDs, realizing high EQEs of 22.8%, 24.8% and 19.9% for yellow, orange and deep-red phosphorescence, respectively. By using CZN as the blue emitter and the host simultaneously, a hybrid white OLED has been achieved with a forward-viewing EQE of 17.2%. These results indicate that the nicotinonitrile unit is an excellent building block for developing new multifunctional compounds as both blue fluorescent emitters and phosphorescent hosts for efficient hybrid WOLEDs.

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The article was received on 19 May 2015, accepted on 07 Jul 2015 and first published on 08 Jul 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC01415H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 8817-8823

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    A novel nicotinonitrile derivative as an excellent multifunctional blue fluorophore for highly efficient hybrid white organic light-emitting devices

    W. Liu, Z. Chen, C. Zheng, X. Liu, K. Wang, F. Li, Y. Dong, X. Ou and X. Zhang, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 8817
    DOI: 10.1039/C5TC01415H

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