A blue electroluminescent molecular device from a tetranucluear zinc(II) compound [Zn4O(AID)6] (AID = 7-azaindolate)

Yuguang Ma, Hsiu Yi Chao, Ying Wu, S. T. Lee, Wing Yiu Yu, Chi Ming Che

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A tetranuclear zinc(II) compound with 7-azaindolate (AID) as a bridging ligand exhibits an intense blue emission at 425 nm with a quantum yield of 0.21 in acetonitrile solution at room temperature; a blue-light emitting diode based on the Zn(II) complex as the active emitting layer attains an EL efficiency of 0.25% and brightness of 88 cd m-2at 7.1 V driving voltage with current density of 10 mA cm-2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2491-2492
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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