Sequential Multiple Borylation Toward an Ultrapure Green Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Material

Shigetada Uemura, Susumu Oda, Masahiro Hayakawa, Ryosuke Kawasumi, Naoya Ikeda, Yi Ting Lee, Chin Yiu Chan, Youichi Tsuchiya, Chihaya Adachi, Takuji Hatakeyama

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Abstract

Multiple-resonance thermally activated delayed fluorescence (MR-TADF) emitters have emerged as an important component of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) because of their narrowband emission and high exciton utilization efficiency. However, the chemical space of MR-TADF emitters remains mostly unexplored because of the lack of suitable synthetic protocols. Herein, we demonstrate a sequential multiple borylation reaction that provides new synthetically accessible chemical space. ω-DABNA, the proof-of-concept material, exhibited narrowband green TADF with a full width at half-maximum of 22 nm and a small singlet-triplet energy gap of 13 meV. The OLED employing it as an emitter exhibited electroluminescence at 512 nm, with Commission International de l'Éclairage coordinates of (0.13, 0.73) and a high external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 31.1%. Moreover, the device showed minimum efficiency roll-off, with an EQE of 29.4% at 1000 cd m-2.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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