Polymer-based tris(2-phenylpyridine)iridium complexes

Xian Yong Wang, Rupesh Narayan Prabhu, Russell H. Schmehl, Marcus Weck

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A series of fac-Ir(ppy) 3 complex functionalized poly(styrene)s and poly(N-vinylcarbazole)-co-poly(styrene)s were synthesized. The emission wavelength of all polymers could be readily tuned from 550 to 515 nm by reducing the linkage of the Ir complex to the polymer backbones from a Schiff base to an amine. The reduced polymers retained the photophysical properties of the corresponding small molecule fac-Ir(ppy) 3, including transient absorption behaviors, high emission quantum yields (0.12-0.23), and long excited-state lifetimes (963-1221 ns). These results clearly indicate that the polymer backbones do not interfere with the photophysical properties of the pendant fac-Ir(ppy) 3 chromophore but endow solution processability to these materials for potential use in light-emitting devices and emissive display technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3140-3146
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecules
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2 2006

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Polymer-based tris(2-phenylpyridine)iridium complexes. / Wang, Xian Yong; Prabhu, Rupesh Narayan; Schmehl, Russell H.; Weck, Marcus.

In: Macromolecules, Vol. 39, No. 9, 02.05.2006, p. 3140-3146.

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Wang, XY, Prabhu, RN, Schmehl, RH & Weck, M 2006, 'Polymer-based tris(2-phenylpyridine)iridium complexes', Macromolecules, vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 3140-3146. https://doi.org/10.1021/ma060032s
Wang, Xian Yong ; Prabhu, Rupesh Narayan ; Schmehl, Russell H. ; Weck, Marcus. / Polymer-based tris(2-phenylpyridine)iridium complexes. In: Macromolecules. 2006 ; Vol. 39, No. 9. pp. 3140-3146.
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