Synthesis, characterization, and electroluminescent properties of iridium(III) 2-phenylpyridine-type complexes containing trifluoromethyl substituents and various main-group moieties

Cheuk Lam Ho, Ching Shan Lam, Ning Sun, Dongge Ma, Li Liu, Zhen Qiang Yu, Liqin Xue, Zhenyang Lin, Hua Li, Yih Hsing Lo, Wai Yeung Wong

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New heteroleptic cyclometalated iridium(III) 2-phenylpyridine-type complexes with trifluoromethyl substituents and various main-group moieties were synthesized and their photophysical, electrochemical, and electroluminescent (EL) properties studied. The emission color can be tuned by a facile derivatization of the phenyl moiety of 2-phenylpyridine with various main-group moieties, and we have prepared new yellowish-green to orange triplet emitters with enhanced charge injection/charge transporting features, which can furnish attractive EL performance in phosphorescent organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs). Attempts were also made to fabricate two-color white-light OLEDs based on a combination of fluorescent blue and phosphorescent orange emitters. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1014
Number of pages16
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • iridium
  • main group elements
  • organic light-emitting diodes
  • phosphorescence
  • synthesis design

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  • Chemistry(all)

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