Crosslinkable hole-transporting materials for solution processed polymer light-emitting diodes

Fei Huang, Yen-Ju Cheng, Yong Zhang, Michelle S. Liu, Alex K.Y. Jen

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One of the most challenging tasks in fabricating multilayer polymer light-emitting diodes (PLEDs) by solution processes is to avoid the interfacial mixing between different layers because most of the commercially available emissive and charge-transporting materials are soluble in common organic solvents. To overcome this difficulty, extensive efforts have been invested in developing novel crosslinkable hole-transporting materials (HTMs). After thermo- or photo-crosslinking, all these crosslinked HTMs possess very good solvent resistance which greatly facilitates the subsequent processing of the emitting layer. By taking advantage of these HTMs, high efficiency red-green-blue (RGB)-emitting PLEDs, as well as white- and quantum dot based PLEDs, have been realized. This article provides a brief overview of the recent development of crosslinkable HTMs and their unique advantages in enhancing the performance of LEDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4495-4509
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number38
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008


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