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Polymeric alkoxy PBD 2-(4-biphenylyl)-5-phenyl-1,3,4- oxadiazole for light-emitting diodes

Wang, C.S.; Kilitziraki, M.; Palsson, L.O.; Bryce, M.R.; Monkman, A.P.; Samuel, I.D.W.


C.S. Wang

M. Kilitziraki

L.O. Palsson

A.P. Monkman

I.D.W. Samuel


The syntheses are reported of the title polymeric alkoxyPBD derivative 5 and the dipyridyl analogue 12 using Suzuki coupling reactions of 1.4-dialkoxybenzene-2.5-diboronic acid with 2.5-bis(4-bromophenyl)-1,3,5-oxadiazole. and its dipyridyl analogue, respectively. Thermal gravimetric analysis shows that polymers 5 and 12 are stable up to 370 degreesC and 334 degreesC, respectively. Films of polymer 5 spun from chloroform solution show an absorption at lambda (max) = 367 nm, and a weaker band at 312 nm, and strong blue photoluminescence at lambda (max) = 444 nm. The photoluminescence quantum yield (PLQY) was found to be 27 +/- 3 %. For polymer 12. the absorption spectra reveal bands of equal intensity at lambda (max) = 374 and 312 nm, with PL at lambda (max) = 475 nm. Device studies using polymer 12 were hampered by its instability under illumination and/or electrical excitation. Polymer 5 is stable under these conditions acid acts as an efficient electron-transporting/hole-blocking layer. For devices of configuration ITO/PEDOT/ MEH-PPV/polymer 5/Al an external quantum efficiency of 0.26% and brightness of 500 cd/m(2) was readily achieved: orange emission was observed, identical to the MEH-PPV electroluminescence.


Wang, C., Kilitziraki, M., Palsson, L., Bryce, M., Monkman, A., & Samuel, I. (2001). Polymeric alkoxy PBD 2-(4-biphenylyl)-5-phenyl-1,3,4- oxadiazole for light-emitting diodes. Advanced Functional Materials, 11(1), 47-50

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2001-02
Journal Advanced Functional Materials
Print ISSN 1616-301X
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 1
Pages 47-50
Publisher URL <Go to ISI>://000168695800007