Pyrene-based hyperbranched porous polymers with doped Ir(piq)2(acac) red emitter for highly efficient white polymer light-emitting diodes

Yuling Wu*, Xuefeng Li, Haocheng Zhao, Jie Li, Yanqin Miao*, Hua Wang, Fu Rong Zhu*, Bingshe Xu

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Here, we designed and prepared a series of hyperbranched porous polymers constructed using fluorene branches and pyrene core, and all hyperbranched porous polymers exhibit intense blue fluorescence, good morphological stability, and high thermal stability. Further, it is found that the aperture sizes for hyperbranched porous polymers can be adjusted by simply changing the content of pyrene and fluorene in the synthesis process. When the feed ratios of pyrene in the total polymers is 15 mol%, the optimized aperture size was obtained, which is slightly larger than the maxlength of complementary red emitter Bis(1-phenylisoquinoline)(acetylacetonate)iridium (III) (Ir(piq)2acac), indicating the Ir(piq)2acac can well distributed in the apertures of hyperbranched porous polymers in co-doped film of Ir(piq)2acac and hyperbranched porous polymers. The fabricated polymer-light-emitting diode (PLED) with such co-doped film as light-emitting layer realizes good white emission with almost equal blue and red emission intensity from hyperbranched porous polymers and Ir(piq)2acac. The balanced electroluminescent (EL) spectra contribute to ideal Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE) coordinate of (0.326, 0.374) located at white light zone. In addition, the device also achieves high device performance with maximum luminance and current efficiency reaching 5369 cd/m2 and 8.35 cd/A, respectively. We believe that such porous-structure polymers have huge potential applications in the development of highly efficient white PLEDs with reducing production cost.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105487
JournalOrganic Electronics
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • Electroluminescence spectra
  • Hyperbranched porous polymers
  • Polymer light-emitting diodes
  • White light


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