We demonstrate very high-efficiency yellow electrophosphorescence organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs) employing platinum(II) tetradentate Schiff base complexes doping a host of 4,4’-N,N’-dicarbazole-biphenyl (CBP). The OLEDs based on Pt(II) 2 N,N'-bis(salicyli-dene)-1,1,2,2-tetramethylethylenediamine (PtSaltment) give a yellow emission with a peak maximum at 550 nm and a shoulder at 590 nm. The maximum external quantum efficiency (hext), luminous efficiency (hL), power efficiency (hP), turn-on voltage, and brightness of the 4.0 wt% PtSaltment-doped OLED are 11%, 31 cd/A, 14 lm/W, 2.8 V, and 23 000 cd/m2, respectively. Even at a brightness of 10 000 cd/m2, hext, hL, and hP of the OLEDs are 4.1%, 13 cd/A, and 4.0 lm/W, respectively. We attribute the high performance of PtSaltment to its tetramethylethylene group which suppresses the self-quenching behavior.
Efficient and highly saturated red organic, polymer and white organic/inorganic hybrid light-emitting devices (OLEDs, PLEDs and OIHLEDs) employing platinum(II) meso-tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl) porphyrin (PtF20TPP) are reported. The presence of fluorine atoms on the periphery of porphyrin ring suppresses the self-quenching behavior and improves the electron mobility, solubility, and stability of PtF20TPP. Both the PLEDs and OLEDs give a red emission with a peak maximum at 650 nm (full width at half maximum = 26 nm) and a shoulder at 705 nm. The maximum external quantum efficiency (hext), luminous efficiency (hL), and brightness of the 2.1 wt% PtF20TPP-doped PLED are 3.2%, 1.1 cd/A, 350 cd/m2 respectively; while those for the 4.0 wt% PtF20TPP-doped OLEDs are 5.1%, 1.5 cd/A, 890 cd/m2. The efficiency and luminous power efficiency (hP) of luminescence conversion of white OIHLEDs based on near-ultraviolet (n-UV) light GaN-LEDs as light source, tris-(8-hydroxyquinolato) aluminum (Alq3) as green emitter, and PtF20TPP as red emitter are 3.3% and 10 lm/W, respectively.