Synthesis, characterization, and optoelectronic properties of hyperbranched polyfluorenes containing pendant benzylether dendrons

Lin Ren Tsai, Chia Wei Li, Yun Chen

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Abstract

Linear polyfluorenes with low generation of side benzylether dendrons (PLG0, PLG1) and hyperbranched polyfluorenes with 1,3,5-benzene branch unit (PHG0 and PHG1) were prepared by the Suzuki coupling reaction to investigate the structural effect on optoelectronic properties. Their optical properties, both in solution and film state, were investigated using absorption and photoluminescence (PL) spectra. The excimer emission of polyfluorene at about 530 nm, induced by thermal annealing, was completely suppressed by the hyperbranched structure, but the suppression was not obvious by the side benzylether dendrons. The optoelectronic performance of the EL devices (ITO/PEDOT:PSS/polymer/Ca/Al) was strongly dependent upon chemical structures of the emitting polyfluorenes. The hyperbranched PHGO with zero generation of benzylether side groups revealed the best device performance, with maximal luminance and maximal luminance efficiency of 2350 cd/m2 and 0.33 cd/A, respectively. The results suggest that incorporation of branch units with low generation of benzylether dendrons is an effective way to improve annealing stability and EL performance of the polyfluorenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5945-5958
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume46
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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