Fluorenone-based thermally activated delayed fluorescence materials for orange-red emission

You Jun Yu, Xun Tang, Hui Ting Ge, Yi Yuan, Zuo Quan Jiang, Liang Sheng Liao

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Herein, two orange-red emitters, 3,6-bis(9,9-dimethylacridin-10(9H)-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one (DMAC-FO) and 3,6-di(10H-SP[acridine-9,9′-fluoren]-10-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one (SPAC-FO), based on fluorenone have been designed and synthesized. As compared to the widely reported benzophenone acceptor, fluorenone has deeper lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) because of its more conjugated skeleton and thus it can red-shift the emission maximum. The molecular simulation exhibits both emitters has separated highest occupied molecular orbitals (HOMOs) (@donors) and LUMOs (@acceptor), indicating they could act as thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) materials which are further confirmed by the transient spectra. Consequently, external quantum efficiencies (EQEs) of 10.0% for DMAC-FO and 14.2% for SPAC-FO are achieved in the organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-246
Number of pages7
JournalOrganic Electronics
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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