Tetraaryl pyrenes: Photophysical properties, computational studies, crystal structures, and application in OLEDs

Tarek H. El-Assaad, Manuel Auer, Raul Castañeda, Kassem M. Hallal, Fadi M. Jradi, Lorenzo Mosca, Rony S. Khnayzer, Digambara Patra, Tatiana V. Timofeeva, Jean Luc Brédas, Emil J.W. List-Kratochvil, Brigitte Wex, Bilal R. Kaafarani

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Abstract

Pyrene was derivatized in positions 1, 3, 6, and 8 to yield a series of nine tetraarylpyrenes for which absorption, emission, emission lifetimes and solvatochromism in solution were determined. The fluorescence quantum yields in thin films and crystalline state, electrochemistry, and quantum-chemical calculations were completed for the series along with the X-ray crystal structure analysis of compounds 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 9. Compounds 2, 3, 4 as well as 7 were identified as the most suitable candidates for OLED application. Notably, in an unoptimized single-layer device geometry, these compounds exhibited blue electroluminescence coupled with impressively low turn-on voltages and high maximum luminances such as 2.8 V and 13 542 cd m-2 at 8.2 V for compound 2, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3041-3058
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Volume4
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 14 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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