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High-efficiency blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence from donor–acceptor–donor systems via the through-space conjugation effect

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Abstract

The photophysical optimization of donor (D)–acceptor (A) molecules is a real challenge because of the intrinsic limitation of their charger transfer (CT) excited states. Herein, two D–A–D molecules featuring blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) are developed, in which a homoconjugated acceptor 5,10-diphenyl-5,10-dihydrophosphanthrene oxide (DPDPO2A) is incorporated to bridge four carbazolyl or 3,6-di-t-butyl-carbazolyl groups for D–A interaction optimization without immoderate conjugation extension. It is shown that the through-space conjugation effect of DPDPO2A can efficiently enhance intramolecular CT (ICT) and simultaneously facilitate the uniform dispersion of the frontier molecular orbitals (FMO), which remarkably reduces the singlet–triplet splitting energy (ΔEST) and increases FMO overlaps for radiation facilitation, resulting in the 4–6 fold increased rate constants of reverse intersystem crossing (RISC) and singlet radiation. The maximum external quantum efficiency beyond 20% and the state-of-the-art efficiency stability from sky-blue TADF OLEDs demonstrate the effectiveness of the “conjugation modulation” strategy for developing high-performance optoelectronic D–A systems.

Graphical abstract: High-efficiency blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence from donor–acceptor–donor systems via the through-space conjugation effect

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The article was received on 13 Mar 2019, accepted on 25 Apr 2019 and first published on 25 Apr 2019


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9SC01240K
Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article
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    High-efficiency blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence from donor–acceptor–donor systems via the through-space conjugation effect

    F. Gao, R. Du, C. Han, J. Zhang, Y. Wei, G. Lu and H. Xu, Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9SC01240K

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