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Synthesis and Characterization of Blue Light-Emitting Hyperbranched Poly(Fluorene)

청색 발광 하이퍼브랜치 PF의 합성과 특성 분석에 관한 연구

  • Ahn, Taek (Department of Chemistry, Kyungsung University)
  • 안택 (경성대학교 화학과)
  • Received : 2010.07.14
  • Accepted : 2010.08.20
  • Published : 2010.09.01

Abstract

We have synthesized new pure blue-emitting hyperbranched polyfluorene (Hyper-PDHF) through $A_2$ and $B_3$ type monomers via Suzuki coupling polymerization. The weight-average molecular weights ($M_w$) of the Hyper-PDHF was found about 35,000 with polydispersity index as 6.1. The UV absorption peak of the Hyper-PDHF film was at around 335 nm which was far blue shifted than that of linear PDHF film which was found at 380 nm. The pure blue photoluminescene (PL) peak of the Hyper-PDHF was measured at 419 nm as main emission with 397 and 444 nm as shoulder peaks. The Hyper-PDHF showed also higher PL quantum efficiency in solution than linear PDHF (Hyper-PDHF, $\Phi$sol =0.81; PDHF, $\Phi$sol=0.78). The annealed PDHF film (5 hrs on hot plate at $80^{\circ}C$) showed increased shoulder peak emissions and emission color was changed into the green emission. But, Hyper-PDHF film shows almost no excimer emission peak even the film was annealed. The enhanced PL efficiency and no excimer emission of Hyper-PDHF results from the inhibition of excimer formation by the introduction of the hyperbranched system into the polyfluorene backbone.

Keywords

Hyperbranched polyfluorene;Photoluminescence;Blue light-emitting;Electroluminescence

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 경성대학교

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