Phosphorescent Neutral Iridium (III) Complexes for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

Abd Rashid Bin Mohd Yusoff, Aron J. Huckaba, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin

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The development of transition metal complexes for application in light-emitting devices is currently attracting significant research interest. Among phosphorescent emitters, those involving iridium (III) complexes have proven to be exceedingly useful due to their relatively short triplet lifetime and high phosphorescence quantum yields. The emission wavelength of iridium (III) complexes significantly depends on the ligands, and changing the electronic nature and the position of the ligand substituents can control the properties of the ligands. In this chapter, we discuss recent developments of phosphorescent transition metal complexes for organic light-emitting diode applications focusing solely on the development of iridium metal complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number39
JournalTopics in Current Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Swiss Federal Office for Energy, and the European Commission H2020-ICT-2014-1, SOLEDLIGHT project, Grant agreement No: 643791 and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.


  • Fluorescence
  • Iridium
  • Organic light-emitting diodes
  • Phosphorescence
  • Transition metal complexes
  • Triplet emitters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)


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