Oligofluorene with multiple spiro-connections: its and their use in blue and white OLEDs†
Bond rotation within molecules is regarded as one of the nonradiative decay pathways and is detrimental to high photoluminescence quantum yields. In this work, a bulky and rigid blue emitter (Spiro-F) with five spiro-carbon linkages is synthesized. Spiro-F can serve not only as an active component of blue organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), but also as a host and blue emitter of white OLEDs. The WOLED offers a low turn-on voltage of 3.5 V and a high current efficiency of 3.6 cd A−1, together with CIE coordinates of (0.29, 0.33). This work proves the potential of super-rigid oligofluorene emitters for OLEDs.