Palai, Akshaya K. and Mishra, Sarada P. and Kumar, Amit and Srivastava, Ritu and Kamalasanan, Modeeparampil N. and Patri, Manoranjan (2010) Hyperbranched Poly(arylene ethynylene)s with Triphenylamine Core for Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry , 49 (4). pp. 832-841. ISSN 1099-0518

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A series of light-emitting hyperbranched poly(arylene ethynylene)s (HB-PAEs) were prepared by the Sonogashira coupling from bisethynyl of carbazole, fluorene, or dialkoxybenzenes (A2 type) and tris(4-iodophenyl)amine (B3 type). For comparison, two linear polymers (L-PAEs) of the HB analogs were also synthesized. The polymers were characterized by Fourier transform infrared, NMR, and GPC. The HB polymers showed excellent solubility in chloroform, THF, and chlorobenzene when compared with their linear analogs. The number-average molecular weight (Mn) of the polymers determined from GPC was found to be in the range of 18,600–34,200. The polymers were thermally stable up to 298–330 °C with only 5% weight loss. The absorption maxima of the polymers were between 354 and 411 nm with optical band gap in the range of 2.5–2.9 eV. The HB polymers were found to be highly fluorescent with photoluminescence quantum yields around 33–42%. The highest occupied molecular orbital energy levels of the polymers calculated from onset oxidation potentials were found to be in the range from −5.83 to −6.20 eV. Electroluminescence (EL) properties of three HB-PAEs and one L-PAE were investigated with device configuration ITO/PEDOT:PSS/Polymer/LiF/Al. The EL maxima of HB-PAEs were found to be in the range of 507–558 nm with turn-on voltages around 7.5–10 V and maximum brightness values of 316–490 cd/m2. At the same time, linear analog of one HB-PAE was found to show a maximum brightness of 300 cd/m2 at a turn-on voltage of 8.2 V.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: electroluminescence; fluorescence; hyperbranched; light emitting diodes (LED); poly(arylene ethynylene)s; triphenylamine
Subjects: Polymer Science
Depositing User: Mr. Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2013 10:03
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2013 10:03

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