2D-σ-2A type cruciform host material with silane core for highly efficient solution-processable green thermally activated delayed fluorescence organic light emitting diodes

Suna Choi, Ji Won Yoon, Mallesham Godumala, Hyung Jong Kim, Su Hong Park, Seong Keun Kim, Hyuna Lee, Jang Hyuk Kwon, Min Ju Cho, Dong Hoon Choi

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Abstract

A new solution processable cruciform tetraphenylsilane-based bipolar host material, bis(4-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)phenyl)bis(4-(4,6-diphenyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)phenyl)silane (SiCT), was designed and synthesized. Two carbazoles as donors and two diphenyl triazine moieties as acceptors were tethered to the tetraphenylsilane. SiCT showed great solubility in common organic solvents, high thermal stability, high triplet energy (T 1 ∼3.0 eV), and a superior bipolar electronic nature, which are sufficient for it to function as a host material in thermally activated delayed fluorescence organic light emitting diodes (TADF-OLEDs). Consequently, the solution-processed green TADF-OLEDs employed SiCT as a bipolar host exhibited a low turn-on voltage and high external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 19.17% with a high power efficiency (PE) of 41.13 lm W −1 , while control device based-on SiC as unipolar host showed a low EQE of 12.74% with a low PE of 16.13 lm W −1 . This work highlights the potential of a bipolar tetraphenylsilane derivative as a host material in solution-processable green TADF-OLEDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-126
Number of pages7
JournalDyes and Pigments
Volume167
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Carbazole
  • Organic light emitting diode
  • Solution process
  • Tetraphenylsilane
  • Thermally activated delayed fluorescence
  • Triphenyltriazine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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