城戸・笹部・千葉研究室D3 中尾晃平君（Mr. Kohei Nakao）と笹部久宏准教授の高性能塗布型有機ELを実現する単核アルミニウム錯体群に関する「Novel Series of Mononuclear Aluminum Complexes for High-Performance Solution-Processed Organic Light-Emitting Devices」と題する論文がドイツ化学会の Angewandte Chemie International Edition (IF: 12.959) に受理されました！本研究は、山形大学片桐研究室との共同研究です。
Title: Novel Series of Mononuclear Aluminum Complexes for High-Performance Solution-Processed Organic Light-Emitting Devices
By Kohei Nakao, Hisahiro Sasabe*, Yusuke Shibuya, Amane Matsunaga, Hiroshi Katagiri, and Junji Kido*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, accepted.
Abstract: Light metal complexes, such as lithium (Li), sodium (Na), magnesium (Mg), and aluminum (Al) complexes, are attractive candidates for the fabrication of thermally activated delayed fluorescent (TADF) materials. Nevertheless, mononuclear Al complexes with delayed fluorescence have not been developed so far. In this study, we successfully developed a novel series of highly luminescent Al complexes with two phenylacridine-modified asymmetric acetylacetonate-type ligands. These complexes exhibit high photoluminescence quantum yields (PLQYs) of up to 79% in the solid state with a short delayed fluorescence lifetime of approximately 4 microseconds. Solution-processed organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs) using these Al complexes exhibit excellent performance with an external quantum efficiency of 17.5% at 100 cd/m2. This is the best performance in light metal-based TADF OLEDs reported so far. The results are expected to guide the advancement of the next-generation solid-state lighting technology.