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Open Access Novel blue light emitting poly(arylene ether)s under the influence of guest concentrations in host-guest systems: Synthesis, electrochemical and photophysical properties

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A series of novel blue (poly-arylene ether)s polymers based on the anthracene derivatives as the guest material, and the hole transfer carbazole dervatives as the host material have been successfully synthesized by nucleophilic polycondensation. The obtained polymers exhibited high glass transition temperatures (T g) ranging from 180 to 255 °C and decomposition temperatures (T d ranging from 358 to 477 °C. Number average molecular weight (Mn) ranged from 3.12 × 104 to 7.20 × 104, and polydispersity indices (PDI) ranged from 1.25 to 2.10. Cyclic voltammetry investigation inform that these polymers possess LUMO energy levels ranging from –2.29 to –2.46 eV. In case of thin films state, all the polymers emit blue luminance with the emission maximum peaks ranging from 442 to 448 nm. The electroluminescent devices based on the these polymers with a configuration of ITO/PEDOT:PSS/polymer/TmPyPB/LiF/Al emitted blue light with CIE chromaticity coordinates of (0.15, 0.10).

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2017

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