Bipolar transport materials for electroluminescence applications

Yi Wei Tsai, Jen Shyang Ni, Feng Ling Wu, Ming-Chang P. Yeh, Yu Jen Cheng, Li Zhong Tsai, Siao Yin Yu, San Yu Ting, Li Yin Chen, Yuh Sheng Wen, Mandy M. Lee, Jiann T. Lin

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Benzofuranyl benzene incorporating naphthyl (phenothiazinyl or dimesitylboryl) entities via meta-conjugation have been synthesized. These compounds exhibit bipolar transport characteristic with mobilities in the range of 10-5 to 10-4 cm2/V s at an electric field of 4 × 105 V/cm. The compounds with two naphthyl or dimesitylboryl substituents emit in the violet region with good solution quantum yields. The OLEDs fabricated from the benzofuranyl/dimethylboryl, benzofuranyl/naphthyl and benzofuranyl/dimethylboryl/phenathiazine derivatives have maximum external efficiencies of 1.01%, 1.41% and 3.14%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-274
Number of pages10
JournalOrganic Electronics
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1



  • 2,3-benzofuran
  • Ambipolar
  • Flurorescence emitter
  • Organic light emitting diode
  • Wide band gap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Tsai, Y. W., Ni, J. S., Wu, F. L., Yeh, M-C. P., Cheng, Y. J., Tsai, L. Z., Yu, S. Y., Ting, S. Y., Chen, L. Y., Wen, Y. S., Lee, M. M., & Lin, J. T. (2016). Bipolar transport materials for electroluminescence applications. Organic Electronics, 30, 265-274.