Charge transport polymers for light emitting diodes (pages 898–900)
Dr. Xiao-Chang Li, Tuck Mun Yong, Dr. Franco Cacialli, Dr. Johannes Grüner, Prof. Richard H. Friend, Dr. Andrew B. Holmes, Mark Giles and Dr. Stephen C. Moratti
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.19950071104
Electron transport polymers containing aromatic oxadiazole side chain chromophores have been designed and synthesized. They have been found useful for improving the quantum efficiency, lowering the turn-on voltage, and enabling the use of the more stable aluminum cathode in the fabrication of polymer LEDs. As the oxadiazole units are chemically bound to the polymer chain, rather than being simply dispersed in a polymer matrix, the materials are expected to exhibit long-term morphological stability. The synthesis and several different applications are presented.