Diphenylphosphine oxide-based host materials for green phosphorescent organic light-emitting devices

Tingting Yang, Huixia Xu, Zhaoyang Xi, Kexiang Wang, Peng Tao, Peng Sun, Bo Zhao, Yanqin Miao, Hong Lian, Hua Wang, Bingshe Xu*, Wai Yeung WONG

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Two novel host materials based on the diphenylphosphine oxide (DPPO) and spirofluorene were designed and facilely synthesized by tuning the ratio of donor spirofluorene units and acceptor DPPO units from 1: 1 to 1: 2, i. e., (4-(9,9′-spirobi[fluoren]-2-yl)phenyl)diphenylphosphine oxide (SPDPPO) and (9,9′-spirobi[fluorene]-2,7-diylbis(4,1-phenylene))bis(diphenylphosphine oxide) (SBPBDPPO). Furthermore, 3,6-disubstituted spirofluorene possesses better thermal stability performance, for instance, higher glass transition temperatures (SPDPPO of 140 °C and SBPBDPPO of 172 °C). The phosphorescent organic light-emitting devices (PhOLEDs) were fabricated by doping tris(2-phenylpyridine)iridium (Ir(ppy)3) in hosts as light-emitting layer. The PhOLEDs employed SPDPPO as host exhibited a low turn-on voltage of 3.0 V and the maximum current efficiency of 36.5 cd/A, power efficiency of 32.8 lm/W and a maximum external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 10.5%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-588
Number of pages7
JournalDyes and Pigments
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

User-Defined Keywords

  • Diphenylphosphine oxide
  • Host material
  • PhOLED
  • Phosphorescence


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