Three neutral cyclometalated iridophosphors with steric hindrance for efficient yellow electroluminescence

Fang Qing Zhao, Xiao Kang Zheng, Meng Na Yin, Ting Zhu, Shuai Hang Bi, Cheng Qian, Peng Tao, Y. Q. Miao, Shu Juan Liu, Qiang Zhao

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Three new neutral phosphorescent iridium(III) complexes (Ir1, Ir2, and Ir3) with steric hindrance are designed and synthesized by incorporating various auxiliary ligands. These complexes display intense yellow phosphorescence (549 nm with 584 nm as shoulder for Ir1, 534 nm with 570 nm as shoulder for Ir2, 529 nm with 568 nm as shoulder for Ir3), high photoluminescence efficiency (0.35–0.43) and moderate full width at half maximum (75–78 nm). The effective steric hindrance of these complexes can be realized by incorporating bulky bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl moiety, which is in favor of efficient organic light-emitting diodes. The peak current efficiency, power efficiency and external quantum efficiency of electroluminescence are as high as 66.33 cd/A, 58.99 lm/W, and 20.12%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number153247
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2021


  • Iridium(III) complexes
  • Organic light-emitting diodes
  • Steric hindrance
  • Yellow phosphorescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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