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

Adam Francis Henwood, Mathieu Lesieur, Ashu Kumar Bansal, Vincent Lemaur, David Beljonne, David G. Thompson, Duncan Graham, Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin, Ifor David William 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 toluene solution and in 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
JournalChemical Science
Issue number5
Early online date2 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015


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