Constructing Narrowband Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Materials with Emission Maxima Beyond 560 nm Based on Frontier Molecular Orbital Engineering

06 April 2021, Version 1
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The development of purely organic materials with narrowband emission in long wavelength region beyond 560 nm still remains a great challenge. Herein, we present a modification approach of multiple resonance (MR) skeleton with electron donor based on frontier molecular orbital engineering (FMOE), resulting in significant red-shift emission of target molecules. Subsequently, the parent MR skeleton is functionalized by boron esterification reaction and changed into a universal building block, namely, the key intermediate BN-Bpin, for molecular structure optimizations. BN-Bpin has been employed to construct a series of highly efficient thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) materials with high color purity through one-step Suzuki coupling reaction. The target molecule perfectly integrates the inherent advantages of MR skeleton and spatial separation typical donor–acceptor (D–A) structure. The results demonstrate that the ingenious modulation of the acceptor is an effective approach to achieve bathochromic emission and narrowband emission simultaneously.


TADF emission
narrowband emission
Organic Electroluminescent Devices


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