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Product Code M2384A2-5g
Price $275 ex. VAT

Poly(9-vinylcarbazole) (PVK), p-type non-conjugated semiconducting polymer

Hole transport, phosphorescent host and blue emitting layer material

Specifications | Pricing and Options | MSDS | Literature and Reviews

Poly(9-vinylcarbazole) (PVK), CAS number 25067-59-8, consisted by linear chains of repeated molecular units (CH2-CH)n with pendant 9H-carbazole side groups, is a well-known p-type thermoplastic π-conjugated semiconducting polymer with high thermal and chemical stability. It has been widely used as hole-transporting and an electron-blocking layer, host polymer for hole-transporting molecules in OLED to enhance the native hole-transporting properties, and blue PLED emitting layer material. PVK has also been used as photoconductive layers in the xerographic industry and memory devices. PVK, as a non-conjugated polymer, shows unique optical properties and hole transport properties in application of organic electronics due to its hydrophobicity, large hole mobility, solution processability and stability.

It is believed that the electrical conduction in PVK is ruled by both field assisted and temperature activated hopping processes, whereas luminescence occurs via radiative decay of a Frenkel exciton. PVK shows an emission spectrum that covers the entire blue region, owing to the properties of pendent carbazole groups.

PVK can be easily produced in large quantities through controlled radical polymerization of 9-vinylcarbazole.

Chemical Structure

poly(9-vinylcarbazole) chemical structure, 25067-59-8
Chemical structure of PVK, Poly(9-vinylcarbazole), CAS 25067-59-8

General Information

CAS Number 25067-59-8
Chemical Formula (C14H11N)n
HOMO / LUMO HOMO = -5.8 eV, LUMO = -2.2 eV [1]
Solubility THF, Chloroform, chlorobenzene and dichlorobenzene
Processing Solvents o-Xylene, Chloroform, chlorobenzene and dichlorobenzene
Full Name Poly(9-vinylcarbazole)
Synonyms PVK, Poly(n-vinylcarbazole)
Classification / Family Organic semiconducting materials, Large bandgap polymers, Organic photovoltaics, Polymer solar cells, Perovskite solar cells, Hole-transport layer materials, Phosphorescent host materials, OLED


Batch Quantity Price
M2384A2 5 g £220
M2384A2 10 g £420
M2384A2 25 g £760

*for 5 – 10 grams order quantity, the lead time is 4 – 6 weeks.

MSDS Documentation

Poly(9-vinylcarbazole) - PVK MSDSPoly(9-vinylcarbazole) - PVK MSDS sheet

Batch details

Batch Mw Mn PDI Stock Info
M2384A1 258,364 111,574 2.32 Discontinued
M2384A2 222,271 76,892 2.89 In stock

Literature and Reviews

  1. Highly Efficient, Solution-Processed Organic Light Emitting Diodes Based on Thermally Activated Delayed-Fluorescence Emitter with a Mixed Polymer Interlayer, Y. Liu et al., ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 1 (2), 543–551 (2018); DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.7b00131.
  2. Efficient white-light-emitting diodes based on poly(N-vinylcarbazole) doped with blue fluorescent and orange phosphorescent materials, P. Shih et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 251110 (2006);DOI: 10.1063/1.2214141.
  3. The effects of polymer molecular weight on the performance of single-layer polymer light emitting diodes, M. Mergani et al., Phys. Scr., T157, 014028 (2013); DOI 10.1088/0031-8949/2013/T157/014028.
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