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Themed collection Small Molecules and Monodisperse Oligomers for Organic Electronics

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Editorial

Themed issue on small molecules and monodisperse oligomers for organic electronics

Guest editors Guillermo Bazan and Martin Bryce introduce this Journal of Materials Chemistry C themed issue on small molecules and monodisperse oligomers for organic electronics.

Graphical abstract: Themed issue on small molecules and monodisperse oligomers for organic electronics
Review Article

Organophosphorus derivatives for electronic devices

This review presents the main class of organophosphorus compounds (triaryl phosphines, phosphazenes, phospholes, phosphetes and diphosphacyclobutanes), which have been used in electronic devices (organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic photovoltaic cells (OPV cells), dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), and electrochromic cells).

Graphical abstract: Organophosphorus derivatives for electronic devices
Review Article

Beyond efficiency: scalability of molecular donor materials for organic photovoltaics

The preparation of various molecules taken as representative examples of some of the main classes of molecular donors for organic solar cells is discussed in order to assess the complexity and possibilities of scaling-up their synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Beyond efficiency: scalability of molecular donor materials for organic photovoltaics
Communication

Synthesis, properties, and OLED characteristics of 2,2′-bipyridine-based electron-transport materials: the synergistic effect of molecular shape anisotropy and a weak hydrogen-bonding network on molecular orientation

We investigated the synergistic effect of molecular shape anisotropy and intermolecular hydrogen-bonds in the BPy derivatives on molecular orientation towards OLEDs.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, properties, and OLED characteristics of 2,2′-bipyridine-based electron-transport materials: the synergistic effect of molecular shape anisotropy and a weak hydrogen-bonding network on molecular orientation
Communication

Integration of aggregation-induced emission and delayed fluorescence into electronic donor–acceptor conjugates

Aggregation-induced emission and delayed fluorescence are observed simultaneously for the luminogens with an electron-donor and acceptor framework.

Graphical abstract: Integration of aggregation-induced emission and delayed fluorescence into electronic donor–acceptor conjugates
Communication

N-Annulated perylene as a donor in cyclopentadithiophene based sensitizers: the effect of the linking mode

N-Annulated perylene (NP) functionalized cyclopentadithiophene dyes with different linking modes were synthesized and the peri-NP linked dye CPD-1 gave power conversion efficiency of 7.82% in Co(II)/(III) based dye-sensitized solar cells.

Graphical abstract: N-Annulated perylene as a donor in cyclopentadithiophene based sensitizers: the effect of the linking mode
Paper

A single emitting layer white OLED based on exciplex interface emission

A new triaryl molecule based on a benzene–benzothiadiazole–benzene core has been applied in a WOLED device.

Graphical abstract: A single emitting layer white OLED based on exciplex interface emission
Open Access Paper

Solubilised bright blue-emitting iridium complexes for solution processed OLEDs

Combining a sterically bulky, electron-deficient cyclometalating CN ligands with an electron rich, highly rigidified NN ligand gives an iridium complex, that achieves extraordinarily bright blue emission (ΦPL = 90%; λmax = 459 nm in MeCN) for a cationic iridium complex.

Graphical abstract: Solubilised bright blue-emitting iridium complexes for solution processed OLEDs
Open Access Paper

Shine bright or live long: substituent effects in [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+-based light-emitting electrochemical cells where N^N is a 6-substituted 2,2′-bipyridine

Copper-based LECs with a maximum efficacy of 3.0 cd A−1 (luminance = 145 cd m−2) or with lifetimes >80 h have been achieved.

Graphical abstract: Shine bright or live long: substituent effects in [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+-based light-emitting electrochemical cells where N^N is a 6-substituted 2,2′-bipyridine
Open Access Paper

High brightness solution-processed OLEDs employing linear, small molecule emitters

Two novel linear oligomers that can be solution-processed to form green organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are reported.

Graphical abstract: High brightness solution-processed OLEDs employing linear, small molecule emitters
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Solution-processed bulk heterojunction solar cells based on porphyrin small molecules with very low energy losses comparable to perovskite solar cells and high quantum efficiencies

The BHJ OSCs presented in this work show an energy loss of 0.53 eV but a maximum external quantum efficiency up to 61%.

Graphical abstract: Solution-processed bulk heterojunction solar cells based on porphyrin small molecules with very low energy losses comparable to perovskite solar cells and high quantum efficiencies
Open Access Paper

Benzobisoxazole cruciforms: a tunable, cross-conjugated platform for the generation of deep blue OLED materials

A structure–property investigation of a series of cross-conjugated molecules shows that their performance is dependent on both the nature of the substituents and their conjugation axis.

Graphical abstract: Benzobisoxazole cruciforms: a tunable, cross-conjugated platform for the generation of deep blue OLED materials
Paper

Effective modulation of an aryl acetylenic molecular system based on dithienyldiketopyrrolopyrrole for organic solar cells

Incorporating the 1,4-phenylene moiety leads to improving the photovoltaic performance.

Graphical abstract: Effective modulation of an aryl acetylenic molecular system based on dithienyldiketopyrrolopyrrole for organic solar cells
Paper

Highly efficient emitters of ultra-deep-blue light made from chrysene chromophores

The chrysene group, with its large band gap and high stability, was selected as a central core structure for ultra-deep-blue emitters. The effects of different side groups on the intrinsic properties of the chrysene core were systematically investigated.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient emitters of ultra-deep-blue light made from chrysene chromophores
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Engineering the singlet–triplet energy splitting in a TADF molecule

Environment plays a key role in the fine tuning of the energy levels of the charge transfer state with respect to the local donor or acceptor triplet state, which can be used to control the ΔEST in TADF molecules.

Graphical abstract: Engineering the singlet–triplet energy splitting in a TADF molecule
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Solution-processable thiadiazoloquinoxaline-based donor–acceptor small molecules for thin-film transistors

The thin-film transistors for compounds 1–3 show typical p-type performance with mobilities of 0.012, 0.05 and 0.0055 cm2 V−1 s−1 and on/off current ratios of 3 × 105, 1 × 106 and 1 × 104, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Solution-processable thiadiazoloquinoxaline-based donor–acceptor small molecules for thin-film transistors
Paper

Mapping the configuration dependence of electronic coupling in organic semiconductors

The varied topography of intermolecular electronic coupling offers a wide-ranging materials design landscape to engineer solid-state molecular packing for new generations of organic semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: Mapping the configuration dependence of electronic coupling in organic semiconductors
Paper

Development of strongly absorbing S,N-heterohexacene-based donor materials for efficient vacuum-processed organic solar cells

A new class of A–D–A molecular donor materials based on planar S,N-heterohexacenes is developed for vacuum-processed planar and bulk-heterojunction solar cells providing promising power conversion efficiencies up to 7.1%.

Graphical abstract: Development of strongly absorbing S,N-heterohexacene-based donor materials for efficient vacuum-processed organic solar cells
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Monodisperse macromolecules based on benzodithiophene and diketopyrrolopyrrole with strong NIR absorption and high mobility

A series of monodisperse macromolecules based on benzodithiophene and diketopyrrolopyrrole were designed, theoretically calculated, synthesized and compared, and they exhibited strong NIR absorption and high mobility.

Graphical abstract: Monodisperse macromolecules based on benzodithiophene and diketopyrrolopyrrole with strong NIR absorption and high mobility
Paper

Synthesis and optoelectronic properties of chemically modified bi-fluorenylidenes

Unprecedented π-linkers suitable for dye sensitized solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and optoelectronic properties of chemically modified bi-fluorenylidenes
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Do charges delocalize over multiple molecules in fullerene derivatives?

We address the question of charge delocalization in amorphous and crystalline fullerene solids by performing state of the art calculations encompassing force-field molecular dynamics, microelectrostatic and quantum-chemical methods.

Graphical abstract: Do charges delocalize over multiple molecules in fullerene derivatives?
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Molecular design of host materials for high power efficiency in blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes doped with an imidazole ligand based triplet emitter

Molecular design strategy to improve the power efficiency of blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes was proposed by introducing a CN modified carbazole moiety.

Graphical abstract: Molecular design of host materials for high power efficiency in blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes doped with an imidazole ligand based triplet emitter
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Tuning the oxidation potential of 2-phenylpyridine-based iridium complexes to improve the performance of bluish and white OLEDs

Electron-donating substituents are used to fine-tune the redox properties of sky-blue cyclometalated iridium complexes and improve their electroluminescence performance.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the oxidation potential of 2-phenylpyridine-based iridium complexes to improve the performance of bluish and white OLEDs
Open Access Correction

Correction: Shine bright or live long: substituent effects in [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+-based light-emitting electrochemical cells where N^N is a 6-substituted 2,2′-bipyridine

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About this collection

Advances in the chemistry, physics, engineering and technological applications of organic electronic materials are at the forefront of many global academic and industrial research programmes, with major economic, social and technological impact. Current topics of intense interest include organic photovoltaics (OPVs), organic LEDs (OLEDs), organic transistors, biological sensors, and energy and charge transport.

This thematic issue aims to highlight recent advances in organic electronic materials based on small molecules and monodisperse oligomers, including their synthesis, properties, applications or production.  These advances can be experimental or theoretical studies in a materials context.

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