New host molecules such as 9-(6-(9 H-carbazol-9-yl)pyridin-3-yl)-6-(9 H-carbazol-9-yl)-9 H-pyrido[2,3-b]-indole (pPCB2CZ) and 9-(6-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)pyridin-2-yl)-6-(9 H -carbazol-9-yl)-9H -pyrido[2,3-b ]indole (mPCB2CZ) were designed and synthesized for blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes (PhOLEDs). The glass transition temperatures of two host molecules were measured higher than 120 °C, and the identical triplet energies were determined to be 2.92 eV for both molecules. The bis(3,5-difluoro-2-(2-pyridyl)phenyl-(2-carboxypyridyl)iridium(III) (FIrpic)-doped mPCB2CZ-based PhOLED exhibited practically useful driving voltage of 4.8 V in a simple organic three layer device configuration which has a smaller number of interfaces in conventional multilayer PhOLEDs. Also, the high quantum efficiency of 23.7% is reported at the practically useful brightness value of 1000 cd/m2. (Chemical Equation Presented).
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