Introduction of Twisted Backbone: A New Strategy to Achieve Efficient Blue Fluorescence Emitter with Delayed Emission

Ming Liu, Ryutaro Komatsu, Xinyi Cai, Hisahiro Sasabe, Takahiro Kamata, Kouhei Nakao, Kunkun Liu, Shi Jian Su, Junji Kido

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By introducing an acceptor which contains double sulfonyl groups and a twisted biphenyl core, an efficient blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitter is successfully developed. Comparative study and analysis are carried out on it with an analogous molecule, which also imports two sulfonyl groups as acceptors and exactly same donor units but shows stretched shape and displays green emission. Results of quantum chemistry computation estimate that the introduction of such a twisted backbone is beneficial to increase energies of both singlet and triplet states. As a contrast to its counterpart, the newly developed blue emission compound with contorted structure enables a desirable emission with a peak wavelength of 460 nm and superior photoluminescence quantum yield up to 82%. Moreover, remarkable external quantum efficiency over 24% and Commission International de l'Eclairage coordinates with total (x + y) value <0.4 are achieved from the electroluminescent device based on the blue emitter, while this value is almost twice to that of the green emission device based on its analog.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1700334
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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