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Title: Pyrenoimidazole-based deep-blue-emitting materials: Optical, electrochemical, and electroluminescent characteristics
Authors: Kumar D.
Thomas K.R.J.
Lin C.-C.
Jou J.-H.
Published in: Chemistry - An Asian Journal
Abstract: A series of pyrenoimidazoles that contained various functional chromophores, such as anthracene, pyrene, triphenylamine, carbazole, and fluorene, were synthesized and characterized by optical, electrochemical, and theoretical studies. The absorption spectra of the dyes are dominated by electronic transitions that arise from the pyrenoimidazole core and the additional chromophore. All of the dyes exhibited blue-light photoluminescence with moderate-to-high quantum efficiencies. They also displayed high thermal stability and their thermal-decomposition temperatures fell within the range 462-512 °C; the highest decomposition temperature was recorded for a carbazole-containing dye. The oxidation propensity of the dyes increased on the introduction of electron-rich chromophores, such as triphenylamine or carbazole. The application of selected dyes that featured additional chromophores such as pyrene, carbazole, and triphenylamine as blue-emissive dopants into multilayered organic light-emitting diodes with a 4,4′-bis(9H-carbazol-9-yl)biphenyl (CBP) host was investigated. Devices that were based on triphenylamine- and carbazole-containing dyes exhibited deep-blue emission (CIE 0.157, 0.054 and 0.163, 0.041), whereas a device that was based on a pyrene-containing dye showed a bright-blue emission (CIE 0.156, 0.135). Deep-blue something: New pyrenoimidazoles showed blue emission with a high quantum efficiency and thermal stability and low oxidation potential. The 10-pyrenyl pyrenoimidazole gave a driving voltage of 5.3 eV and a brightness of 2736 cd m-2. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Citation: Chemistry - An Asian Journal (2013), 8(9): 2111-2124
URI: https://doi.org/10.1002/asia.201300271
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/3330
Issue Date: 2013
Keywords: density functional calculations
heterocycles
luminescence
organic light-emitting diodes
pyrenoimidazoles
ISSN: 18614728
Author Scopus IDs: 55581439900
57203389297
55753430300
35083609400
Author Affiliations: Kumar, D., Organic Materials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667, India
Thomas, K.R.J., Organic Materials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667, India
Lin, C.-C., Department of Material Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
Jou, J.-H., Department of Material Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
Corresponding Author: Thomas, K.R.J.; Organic Materials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667, India; email: krjt8fcy@iitr.ernet.in
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