Fused-Nonacyclic Multi-Resonance Delayed Fluorescence Emitter Based on Ladder-Thiaborin Exhibiting Narrowband Sky-Blue Emission with Accelerated Reverse Intersystem Crossing

Masakazu Nagata, Hyukgi Min, Erika Watanabe, Hiroki Fukumoto, Yoshiyuki Mizuhata, Norihiro Tokitoh, Tomohiro Agou, Takuma Yasuda

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    Abstract

    Developing organic luminophores with unique capability of strong narrowband emission is both crucial and challenging for the further advancement of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Herein, a nanographitic fused-nonacyclic π-system (BSBS-N1), which was strategically embedded with multiple boron, nitrogen, and sulfur atoms, was developed as a new multi-resonance thermally activated delayed fluorescence (MR-TADF) emitter. Narrowband sky-blue emission with a peak at 478 nm, full width at half maximum of 24 nm, and photoluminescence quantum yield of 89 % was obtained with BSBS-N1. Additionally, the spin-orbit coupling was enhanced by incorporating two sulfur atoms, thereby facilitating the spin-flipping process between the excited triplet and singlet states. OLEDs based on BSBS-N1 as a sky-blue MR-TADF emitter achieved a high maximum external electroluminescence quantum efficiency of 21.0 %, with improved efficiency roll-off.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)20280-20285
    Number of pages6
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Volume60
    Issue number37
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 6 2021

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Catalysis
    • General Chemistry

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