Reddy, M. Ananth and Mallesham , G. and Thomas , Anup and Srinivas, Kola and Rao, V. Jayathirtha and Bhanuprakash, K. and Giribabu, L. and Grover, Rakhi and Kumar, Arunandan and Kamalasanan , M. N. and Srivastava, Ritu (2011) Synthesis and characterization of novel 2,5-diphenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives of anthracene and its application as electron transporting blue emitters in OLEDs. Synthetic Metals, 161 (9-10). pp. 869-880. ISSN 0379-6779

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With a general aim to make anthracene derivatives multifunctional (n-type emitter) and also study their suitability as electron transport layers for organic light emitting diodes (OLED), we report the synthesis and characterization of five novel molecules in which the 9 and 10 positions of anthracene have been directly substituted by 2,5-diphenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazole groups. We have carried out detailed characterization of these molecules which include photophysical, electrochemical, thermal, electroluminescent and computational studies. The electron affinity is very high, around 3.7 eV, and the ionization potential is around 6.7–6.8 eV, which is relatively higher than the most commonly used electron transport electroluminescent layer Alq3. The studies reveal that the new molecules being reported by us, in addition to the high thermal stability, are quite efficient in a two layer unoptimized nondoped device with the device structure ITO/α-NPD/10a–11b/LiF/Al and have an emission in pure blue. They also show very high efficiency as electron transport layer in device structure ITO(120 nm)/α-NPD(30 nm)/Ir(ppy)3 doped CBP(35 nm)/BCP(6 nm)/10a(28 nm)/LiF(1 nm)/Al(150 nm). From these studies we conclude that these anthracene derivatives also have considerable potential as multifunctional layers and as electron transport layers in OLED.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: OLED; Blue emitters; Electron transport; Anthracene derivatives; Nondoped device
Subjects: Materials Science
Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
Polymer Science
Depositing User: Mr. Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 12:55
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2012 12:55

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