Controlling the Chromaticity of Small-Molecule Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells Based on TIPS-Pentacene

Michael D. Weber, Matthias Adam, Rik R. Tykwinski, Rubén D. Costa*


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This work demonstrates a novel proof-of-concept to implement pentacene derivatives as emitters for the third generation of light-emitting electrochemical cells based on small-molecules (SM-LECs). Here, a straightforward procedure is shown to control the chromaticity of pentacene-based lighting devices by means of a photoinduced cycloaddition process of the 6,13-bis(triisopropylsilylethynyl) (TIPS)-pentacene that leads to the formation of anthracene-core dimeric species featuring a high-energy emission. Without using the procedure, SM-LECs featuring deep-red emission with Commission Internationale d'Eclairage (CIE) coordinates of x = 0.69/y = 0.31 and irradiance of 0.4 μW cm-2 are achieved. After a careful optimization of the cycloaddition process, warm white devices with CIE coordinates of x = 0.36/y = 0.38 and luminances of 10 cd m-2 are realized. Here, the mechanism of the device is explained as a host-guest system, in which the dimeric species acts as the high-energy band gap host and the low-energy bandgap TIPS-pentacene is the guest. To the best of the knowledge, this work shows the first warm white SM-LECs. Since this work is based on the archetypal TIPS-pentacene and the photoinduced cycloaddition process is well-knownfor any pentacenes, this proof-of-concept could open a new way to use these compounds for developing white lighting sources.

ジャーナルAdvanced Functional Materials
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 8月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 材料科学(全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学


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