Dynamics of energy transfer of a dioxolane-substituted pentacene dispersed in 4,4-Bis[7V-1-naphthyl-N-phenylamino]biphenyl

Mason A. Wolak, Joseph S. Melinger, Pauul A. Lane, Leonidas C. Palilis, Chad A. Landis, John E. Anthony, Zakya H. Kafafi

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We examine the steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence of guest-host films featuring a dioxolanesubstituted pentacene derivative (2,2,10,10-tetraethyl-6,14-bis(triisopropylsilylethynyl)-1,3,9,11 -tetraoxadicyclopenta[b,m]pentacene, EtTP-5) dispersed in the hole transporting material (4,4-bis[N-1-naphthyl-N-phenylamino]biphenyl, α-NPD). The films show bright red emission (λmax = 640 nm) as a result of efficient Förster energy transfer from α-NPD host molecules to EtTP-5 guest molecules. High absolute photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield (ΦPL = 76% ± 4%) and fluorescence lifetime (〈τ〉 = 18.6 ± 0.8 ns) were measured at low concentration (0.28 mol % EtTP-5), with moderate PL quenching observed upon increasing the EtTP-5 concentration. The concentrated films (≥1.50 mol% EtTP-5) show less evidence of aggregation than previously seen when EtTP-5 was dispersed in tris(quinolin-8-olato)aluminum(III), making α-NPD a superior host for the red-emitting EtTP-5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10606-10611
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 8 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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