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1,3,4-oxadiazole-based deep-blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters for organic light emitting diodes

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A series of four 1,3,4-oxadiazole-based thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) derivatives are reported as emitters for organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). As a function of the nature of the substituent on the weak 1,3,4-oxadiazole acceptor their emission color could be tuned from green-blue to blue. The highly twisted conformation between carbazoles and oxadiazoles results in effective separation of the HOMO and the LUMO resulting in a small singlet-triplet splitting. The corresponding singlet-triplet energy gaps (∆EST) range from 0.22 to 0.28 eV resulting in an efficient reverse intersystem crossing (RISC) process and moderate to high photoluminescence quantum yields (ΦPL), ranging from 35 to 70% in a DPEPO matrix. Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) based on i-2CzdOXD4CF3Ph achieve maximum external quantum efficiency (EQEmax) of up to 12.3% with a sky-blue emission at CIE of (0.18, 0.28) while the device based on i-2CzdOXDMe shows blue emission at CIE of (0.17, 0.17) with a maximum EQE of 11.8%.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24772-24785
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Volume123
Issue number40
Early online date16 Sep 2019
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Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2019

    Research areas

  • Oxadiazole, TADF, OLED, Orientation, Transition dipole, Blue emitter

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