Photodegradation-induced photoluminescence behaviors of π-conjugated polymers upon the doping of organometallic triplet emitters

Jungyun Chang, Young Jun Yu, Jung Hoon Na, Jongdeok An, Chan Im, Dong Hoon Choi, Jung Il Jin, Seung Hee Lee, Young Kwan Kim

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The different effects on the photodegradation-induced photoluminescence (PL) of π-conjugated polymeric thin films upon the doping of Ir(III) containing triplet emitters in ambient conditions at room temperature were investigated. In this study, we prepared spin-coated thin films using three different polymer matrices including poly(9-vinylcarbazole) (PVK), poly[9,9-bis(2-ethylhexyl)fluorene-2,7-diyl] (PF2/6), and poly[2-(5′- cyano-5′-methyl-hexyloxy)-1,4-phenylene] (CNPPP) derivatives doped with (III) containing triplet emitters: Ir(III) bis[(4,6-fluorophenyl)-pyridinato-N, C2′] picolinate (FIrpic), or Ir(III)fac-tris(2-phenylpyridine) (Ir(ppy)3), or Ir(III)bis(2-(2′-benzothienyl) pyridinato-N-acetylacetonate) (Ir(btp)2acac). Using the doped films, and their neat films, on quartz substrates, the UV-Visible absorption (UV-Vis) and PL spectra were recorded under continuous illumination with the excitation wavelengths at the absorption maxima of the corresponding matrix polymers. The dopant effects on the photodegradation-induced PL were extracted from the kinetic data obtained from the doped films by subtracting the mutual degradation kinetics of their corresponding neat films. The obtained dopant effects show a strong correlation between the photo-induced PL degradation and the exciton migration behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2395-2403
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 15


  • Blending
  • Conjugated polymer
  • Degradation
  • Light-emitting diodes (OLED)
  • Luminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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