Control of the dual emission from a thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitter containing phenothiazine units in organic light-emitting diodes

Ikbal Marghad, Fatima Bencheikh, Chao Wang, Sophia Manolikakes, Alice Rérat, Corinne Gosmini, Dae Hyeon Kim, Jean Charles Ribierre, Chihaya Adachi

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The development of single-component organic dual light-emitting molecules is of interest for a range of applications including white organic light-emitting diodes. Herein, a new thermally-activated delayed fluorescent molecule containing 4,6-bis-phenyl phenothiazine as donor units and 2-thiophene-1,3,5-triazine as acceptor unit was synthesized using a simple cost-effective method. This compound shows two stable molecular conformations due to the presence of the phenothiazine units in its molecular structure. These conformers exhibit different photophysical properties in both solution and thin films. The electroluminescence properties of this novel emitter were then examined in organic light-emitting diodes and the results provide useful insights into the influence of the device architecture on the dual emission characteristics. The experimental results were consistent with the optical simulations and the optimized architecture led to the fabrication of electroluminescent devices with an external quantum efficiency of 11.5% and a maximum luminance value of 10370 cd m -2 .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4336-4343
Number of pages8
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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