Efficient white polymer light-emitting diodes (WPLEDs) based on covalent-grafting of [Zn2(MP)3(OAc)] into PVK†
Thanks to the straightforward white light of single grafting-type polymers based on earth-abundant Zn(II)-complexes, producing cost-effective flexible WOLEDs/WPLEDs with good device performance remains a formidable challenge. Herein, by using the polymer Poly(NVK-co-[Zn2(MP)3(OAc)]) with excellent physical properties for single-layer WPLEDs, record-high efficiencies (ηMaxc = 13.0 cd A−1, ηMaxp = 6.1 lm W−1 and ηMaxEQE = 9.2%) and low (ca. 25%) efficiency roll-off compared to previous organo-Zn2+-based WOLEDs/WPLEDs are realized. This finding renders single Zn(II)-complex-grafted polymers a new route to low-cost and large-area flexible WPLEDs for potential full-colour flat displays.
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