Palladium(0) NHC complexes: a new avenue to highly efficient phosphorescence

Adam F. Henwood, Mathieu Lesieur, Ashu K. Bansal, Vincent Lemaur, David Beljonne, David G. Thompson, Duncan Graham, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Ifor D. W. Samuel, Catherine S. J. Cazin, Eli Zysman-Colman

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We report the first examples of highly luminescent di-coordinated Pd(0) complexes. Five complexes of the form [Pd(L)(L')] were synthesized, where L = IPr, SIPr or IPr* NHC ligands and L' = PCy3, or IPr and SIPr NHC ligands. The photophysical properties of these complexes were determined in degassed toluene solution and in the solid state and contrasted to the poorly luminescent reference complex [Pd(IPr)(PPh3)]. Organic light-emitting diodes were successfully fabricated but attained external quantum efficiencies of between 0.3 and 0.7%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3248-3261
Number of pages14
JournalChemical Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes


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