Man-kit Leung

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Five rigid oxadiazole (OXD) containing silanes, denoted 1-5, have been developed with high morphological stability. Disruption of the π-aromatic conjugation by introduction of Si atoms leads to a large band gap and high triplet energy. Among the OXDs we studied, 2,5-bis(triphenylsilylphenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole 5 is the best host for FIrpic, with a(More)
Substituent effects on the photophysical and electrochemical properties of 1,7-diaryl-substituted perylene diimides (1,7-Ar(2)PDIs) have been carefully explored. Progressive red-shifts of the absorption and emission maxima were observed when the electron-donating ability of these substituents was increased. Linear Hammett correlations of 1/lambda(max)(More)
The fluorescence and phosphorescence of 2,2'-bis(5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)biphenyl shows good spectral matching with the absorption spectra of the MLCT1 and MLCT3 transitions of Ir(ppy)3. The red-shift of the 0-0 band in the phosphorescence at 77 K is due to the intramolecular pi-pi interactions between the oxadiazole side chains. Maximum brightness of(More)
A new class of hydrogen-bonded ladders based on hydrogen-bonded dimerization of oligo-alpha-aminopryidines has been demonstrated. Jorgensen's model can be successfully applied to this hydrogen-bonding system in nonpolar solvents. The results show the competitive enthalpy/entropy compensation relationship upon dimerization. Although increasing the number of(More)
Alternating oligo[2,3-O-isopropylidene-L-threitol]-co-[(E,E)-1,4-bis(styryl)benzene]s (denoted as 2-6 in the article) show helical twisting power (HTP), in 4-pentoxyl-4'-biphenylcarbonitrile (5OCB), linearly proportional to the number of the chiral cores in the oligomers. The HTP per chiral core of -1.75 microm(-1) was recorded in the correlation plot with(More)
In this experiment, a series of thermal reactions of 4,4'-disubstituted 2,2'-bis(phenylethynyl)biphenyls with 2,3,4,5-tetraphenylcyclopenta-2,4-dienone were carried out under neat conditions and in diphenyl ether at temperatures between 260 and 270 degrees C to give rise to 9,10,11,12,13,14-hexaphenylcycloocta[l]phenanthrenes as the adducts in 12-23%(More)
The fluorescent behavior of the electrofluorochromic devices (Type I) of greenish-yellow emitting P1 and blue emitting P2 can be reversibly switched between the nonfluorescent (oxidized) state and the fluorescent (neutral) state with a superb on/off ratio of 23.8 and 21.9, respectively. Moreover, a tunable electrofluorochromic device (Type II) based on two(More)
The novel ambipolar hosts of o-CbzBz and o-DiCbzBz contain carbazole and benzimidazole through an ortho-connection. The orthogonal conformations cause the triplet state to be confined at the carbazole units to secure efficient energy transfer. The phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes (PhOLEDs) show a high current efficiency, power efficiency, and(More)
Multi-(5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazo-2-yl)benzenes show emission in organic solvents from ultraviolet to blue (339-447 nm). The reduction potentials E(1/2)(red) cover a large range of -2.11 V for 2,5-diphenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazole to -0.76 V for 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexa(5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazo-2-yl)benzene. An unexpectedly wide spectral range of the oxadiazole (OXD) exciplex(More)
Equilibria between two conformational isomers of pyrid-2-yl ureas, the (E,Z) and (Z,Z) forms, have been studied in DMF-d(7) at -70 degrees C. Most of them show a small preference for the (E,Z) form with an equilibrium constant K(i) around 1-2. However, the K(i) value for 1-methyl-2-(3-(pyrid-2-yl)ureido)pyridinium iodide (12) was found to be 14.2 +/- 1.2.(More)