Effect of end group functionalisation of small molecules featuring the fluorene-thiophene-benzothiadiazole motif as emitters in solution-processed red and orange organic light-emitting diodes

Valentin H.K. Fell, Neil J. Findlay, Benjamin Breig, Clarissa Forbes, Anto R. Inigo, Joseph Cameron, Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Peter J. Skabara

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Abstract

A series of red fluorescent materials (compounds 1-4), which each contain the symmetric fluorene-thiophene-BT-thiophene-fluorene core, is presented along with their performance in solution-processed OLED devices. Extending the molecular conjugation through end-capping with additional fluorene units (compound 2), or through incorporation of donor functionalities (compounds 3 and 4) improves OLED performance relative to the parent compound 1. Notably, incorporating triphenylamine donor groups in compound 3 led to solution-processed OLED devices operating with a peak luminance of 2888 cd m −2 and a low turn-on voltage (3.6 V).

LanguageEnglish
Pages3934-3944
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Volume7
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2019

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fluorene

Keywords

  • end group functionalisation
  • small molecules
  • organic light-emitting diodes
  • fluorene–thiophene–benzothiadiazole motif

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Effect of end group functionalisation of small molecules featuring the fluorene-thiophene-benzothiadiazole motif as emitters in solution-processed red and orange organic light-emitting diodes. / Fell, Valentin H.K.; Findlay, Neil J.; Breig, Benjamin; Forbes, Clarissa; Inigo, Anto R.; Cameron, Joseph; Kanibolotsky, Alexander L.; Skabara, Peter J.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol. 7, No. 13, 04.03.2019, p. 3934-3944.

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