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Efficient green photoluminescence and electroluminescence of iridium complexes with high electron mobility

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Aiming to balance the injection and transport of electrons and holes, nitrogen heterocycle and 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives were introduced in iridium(III) complexes to obtain organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) with high performances. Thus, two novel Ir(III) complexes (Ir(tfmphpm)2(pop) and Ir(tfmppm)2(pop)) with green emissions using 2-(3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)pyrimidine (tfmphpm) and 2-(2,6-bis(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-4-yl)pyrimidine (tfmppm) as cyclometalating ligands, and 2-(5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)phenol (pop) as an ancillary ligand were synthesized. Both emitters show high photoluminescence efficiencies up to 94% and good electron mobility. The devices using two emitters with the structure of ITO (indium-tin-oxide)/MoO3 (molybdenum oxide, 5 nm)/TAPC (di-[4-(N,N-ditolyl-amino)-phenyl]cyclohexane, 30 nm)/mCP (1,3-bis(9H-carbazol-9-yl)benzene, 5 nm)/Ir(III) complexes (6 wt%) : PPO21 (3-(diphenylphosphoryl)-9-(4-(diphenylphosphoryl)phenyl)-9H-carbazole, 10 nm)/TmPyPB (1,3,5-tri(m-pyrid-3-yl-phenyl) benzene, 40 nm)/LiF (1 nm)/Al (100 nm) display good electroluminescence performances with a maximum luminance of 48 981 cd m−2, a maximum current efficiency of 92.79 cd A−1 and a maximum external quantum efficiency up to 31.8%, respectively, and the efficiency roll-off ratio is low, suggesting that they have potential application in OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: Efficient green photoluminescence and electroluminescence of iridium complexes with high electron mobility

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The article was received on 20 Jul 2018, accepted on 24 Oct 2018 and first published on 27 Oct 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT02961J
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article
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    Efficient green photoluminescence and electroluminescence of iridium complexes with high electron mobility

    H. Han, Z. Wu, Z. Yan, Y. Zhao and Y. Zheng, Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8DT02961J

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