Novel electroluminescent PPV copolymers containing Si-phenyl and difluorovinylene units

Youngeup Jin, Suhee Song, Sung Heum Park, Jinwoo Kim, Han Young Woo, Kwanghee Lee, Hongsuk Suh

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New electroluminescent copolymers with fluoro groups in vinylene units, poly(2-(3′-dimethyloctylsilylphenyl)-p-phenyl-enevinylene-co-p- phenylenedifluorovinylene)s (SiPhPPVPDFVs), have been synthesized by the Gilch polymerization. The fluoro groups were introduced onto the vinylene units to increase electron affinity of the copolymers. The HOMO energy levels of the copolymers were between 5.30-5.35 eV. The EL spectra of devices with the configuration of ITO/PEDOT:PSS/polymer/Al showed maximum peaks between 526-560 nm. By adjusting the feed ratios of PPDFV in SiPhPPVPDFVs, the CIE coordinates moved from yellow to green. The luminescence efficiencies of the copolymers at room temperature ranged from 0.35-2.03 cd/A. SiPhPPVPDFV3 showed the maximum brightness of 4451cd/m2 and the highest luminescence efficiency of 2.03 cd/A. Introduction of up to 30% of PPDFV in the copolymers with m-SiPhPPV enhanced the device performance to result in high current density, brightness and efficiency due to increased electron injection ability caused by the presence of fluoro groups in the vinylene units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)965-970
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgment. This work was supported by a grant-in-aid for the National Core Research Center Program from MOST and KOSEF (No. R15-2006-022-01001-0), and the Ministry of Information & Communications, Korea, under the Information Technology Research Center (ITRC) Support Program.


  • Conjugated polymers
  • LEDs
  • Luminescence
  • PPVs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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