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Organic electronic devices using phthalimide compounds

United States Patent

September 7, 2010
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Organic electronic devices comprising a phthalimide compound. The phthalimide compounds disclosed herein are electron transporters with large HOMO-LUMO gaps, high triplet energies, large reduction potentials, and/or thermal and chemical stability. As such, these phthalimide compounds are suitable for use in any of various organic electronic devices, such as OLEDs and solar cells. In an OLED, the phthalimide compounds may serve various functions, such as a host in the emissive layer, as a hole blocking material, or as an electron transport material. In a solar cell, the phthalimide compounds may serve various functions, such as an exciton blocking material. Various examples of phthalimide compounds which may be suitable for use in the present invention are disclosed.
Hassan; Azad M. (Los Angeles, CA), Thompson; Mark E. (Anaheim, CA)
The University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
11/ 783,817
April 12, 2007
This invention was made with support from the United States Government, under Contract No. DE-FG02-03ER83813, awarded by the U.S. Dept. of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in this invention.