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Efficient Light-Emitting Devices Based on Phosphorescent Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Materials

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Synthesis, photophysical, and electrochemical characterizations of iridium-complex anchored polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) macromolecules are reported. Monochromatic organic light-emitting devices based on these phosphorescent POSS materials show peak external quantum efficiencies in the range of 5–9%, which can be driven at a voltage less than 10 V for a luminance of 1000 cd m−2. The white-emitting devices with POSS emitters show an external quantum efficiency of 8%, a power efficiency of 8.1 lm W−1, and Commission International de'lÉclairage coordinates of (0.36, 0.39) at 1000 cd m−2. Encouraging efficiency is achieved in the devices based on hole-transporting and Ir-complex moieties dual-functionalized POSS materials without using host materials, demonstrating that triplet-dye and carrier-transporting moieties functionalized POSS material is a viable approach for the development of solution-processable electrophosphorescent devices.

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