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Color tuning by changing the substituent of highly luminescent iridium(III) complexes
Author(s): U. J. Weinaug; S. Ammermann; H. Gargouri; M. Hoping; P. Erk; K. Kahle; Ch. Lennartz; O. Molt; I. Münster; M. Tamm; W. Kowalsky; H-H. Johannes
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Paper Abstract

Our investigations refer to highly efficient emitting materials used in organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). We are especially interested in the possibility of shifting the emission wavelength in phosphorescent iridium(III) complexes. Depending on the mesomeric and inductive behavior of different substituents, the emission spectrum can be varied by introducing those substituents at various positions of the chromophoric ligand. Therefore, we synthesized Ir(ppy)3- analogue complexes with nitrile, trifluoromethyl and methoxy groups at different positions of the ligand's phenyl ring to determine the influence of the position and of each substituent on the emission spectrum. To further study the adjustability we prepared several heteroleptic complexes and changed the ancillary ligand therein. In addition, we developed a new and as yet unknown ligand system based on hetero five membered rings, cyclometalated to iridium to generate homo- and heteroleptic complexes. Devices obtained with these emitting materials have shown high luminescence efficiencies of up to 30 lm/W @ 500 cd/m2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7051, Organic Light Emitting Materials and Devices XII, 705108 (2 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.794625
Show Author Affiliations
U. J. Weinaug, Technical Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
S. Ammermann, Technical Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
H. Gargouri, Technical Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
M. Hoping, Technical Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
P. Erk, BASF SE (Germany)
K. Kahle, BASF SE (Germany)
Ch. Lennartz, BASF SE (Germany)
O. Molt, BASF SE (Germany)
I. Münster, BASF SE (Germany)
M. Tamm, Technical Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
W. Kowalsky, Technical Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
H-H. Johannes, Technical Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7051:
Organic Light Emitting Materials and Devices XII
Franky So; Chihaya Adachi, Editor(s)

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