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Keywords:

  • dendrimers;
  • heterocycles;
  • iridium;
  • supramolecular chemistry;
  • synthesis design

Abstract

A blue-emitting iridium dendrimer, namely B-G2, has been successfully designed and synthesized with a second-generation oligocarbazole as the dendron, which is covalently attached to the emissive tris[2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-pyridyl]iridium(III) core through a nonconjugated link to form an efficient self-host system in one dendrimer. Unlike small molecular phosphors and other phosphorescent dendrimers, B-G2 shows a continuous enhancement in the device efficiency with increasing doping concentration. When using neat B-G2 as the emitting layer, the nondoped device is achieved without loss in efficiency, thus giving a state-of-art EQE as high as 15.3 % (31.3 cd A−1, 28.9 lm W−1) along with CIE coordinates of (0.16, 0.29).