Highly Efficient Blue-Emitting Iridium(III) Carbene Complexes and Phosphorescent OLEDs


  • This work was supported by the National Science Council and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan. Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).


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Bright & blue: A strategy for reducing metal-chelate internal strain enables the preparation of blue emitting iridium(III) carbene complexes (see picture; Ir red, N light blue, F green). The phosphorescent OLED fabricated from one of these complexes shows remarkable CIE coordinates of (0.16, 0.13) and peak efficiencies of 6.0 % photons per electron, 6.3 cd A−1, and 4.0 lm W−1.