Efficient white polymer light-emitting diodes (WPLEDs) based on covalent-grafting of [Zn2(MP)3(OAc)] into PVK

Guorui Fu, Yani He, Wentao Li, Tiezheng Miao, Xingqiang Lü, Hongshan He, Li Liu, Wai Yeung Wong (Corresponding Author)

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Thanks to the straightforward white light of single grafting-type polymers based on earth-abundant Zn(ii)-complexes, producing cost-effective flexible WOLEDs/WPLEDs with good device performance remains a formidable challenge. Herein, by using the polymer Poly(NVK-co-[Zn2(MP)3(OAc)]) with excellent physical properties for single-layer WPLEDs, record-high efficiencies (ηMaxc = 13.0 cd A-1, ηMaxp = 6.1 lm W-1 and ηMaxEQE = 9.2%) and low (ca. 25%) efficiency roll-off compared to previous organo-Zn2+-based WOLEDs/WPLEDs are realized. This finding renders single Zn(ii)-complex-grafted polymers a new route to low-cost and large-area flexible WPLEDs for potential full-colour flat displays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2640-2646
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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