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Product Code M2330A1
Price £199.00 ex. VAT

TBADN, or 2-tert-Butyl-9,10-di(naphth-2-yl)anthracene, is commonly used as a blue emitter in organic light emitting devices. With a bulky t-butyl group at the 2-position of anthracene, the non-planar molecular structure of TBADN can prevent the unfavourable packing of the emitting material with the hole transporting material at the interface.

TBADN used as a blue fluorescent emitter in a non-doped organic light-emitting diode has shown efficient blue emission color purity with excellent Commission International de L’Eclairage (CIE) coordinates (x = 0.14, y = 0.10). TBADN is also used as host material for blue dopant materials such as DPAVBi. With its increased solubility compared to ADN, TBADN can also be solution processed and an amorphous solid-state film can be achieved.

General Information

CAS number 274905-73-6
Full name 2-tert-Butyl-9,10-di(naphth-2-yl)anthracene
Chemical formula C38H30
Molecular weight 486.64 g/mol
Absorption λmax 375 nm, 395 nm in THF
Fluorescence λem  431 nm in THF
HOMO/LUMO HOMO = -5.8 eV, LUMO = -2.9 eV [1]
Synonyms 2-Tertbutyl-9,10-di(2-naphthyl)anthracene, 2-tert-butyl-9,10-di(naphthalen-3-yl)anthracene, 9,10-bis anthracene
Classification / Family Blue host materials, Hole-transport layer (HTL) materials, Solution-processed OLED materials, Blue emitter, PHOLEDs, Sublimed materials

Product Details

Purity >99.0% (sublimed)
Melting point Tg = 126 °C
Colour White powder/crystals

*Sublimation is a technique used to obtain ultra pure-grade chemicals. For more details about sublimation, please refer to the Sublimed Materials for OLED devices page.

Chemical Structure

TBADN chemical structure, CAS# 274905-73-6

Chemical structure of 2-tert-butyl-9,10-bis(naphthalen-2-yl)anthracene (TBADN), CAS# 274905-73-6.

Device Structure(s)

Device structure PET/Graphene/GraHIL (50 nm)/NPB (20 nm)/NPB:TBADN:rubrene (1%) (10 nm)/NPB:TBADN:DPAVBi (5%) (10 nm)/TBADN:DPAVBi (5%) (15 nm)/Bebq2 (20 nm)/BaF2 (1 nm)/aluminium (130 nm) [2]
Colour White white
Max. Power Efficiency 37.2 lm W1
Max. Current Efficiency 30.2 cd/A


Device structure ITO/TBADN:3 wt% DSA-Ph (27 nm)/DPVBi:5 wt% BCzVB (3 nm)/LiF/Al [3]
Colour Blue   blue
Max. Luminance  16,530
Max. Current Efficiency  9.77 cd/A
Max. Power Efficiency  5.68 lm W1

*For chemical structure information, please refer to the cited references


Grade Order Code Quantity Price
Sublimed (>99.0%) M2330A1 250 mg £199.00
Sublimed (>99.0%) M2330A1 500 mg £349.00
Sublimed (>99.0%) M2330A1 1 g £619.00

MSDS Documentation


Literature and Reviews

  1. Long-lifetime, high-efficiency white organic light-emitting diodes with mixed host composing double emission layers, Y-C. Tsai et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 243521 (2006); DOI: 10.1063/1.2408663.
  2. Anthracene derivative for a non-doped blue-emitting organic electroluminescence device with both excellent color purity and high efficiency, S. Tao et al., Chem. Phys. Lett., 397 (1-3), 1-4 (2004); DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2004.07.111.
  3. Extremely efficient flexible organic light-emitting diodes with modified graphene anode, T. Han et al., Nat. Photonics, 6, 105 (2012); DOI: 10.1038/NPHOTON.2011.318.
  4. Color tunability in multilayer OLEDs based on DCM and DPVBi as emitting materials, P. Petrova et al., J. Phys.: Conference Series 514, 012015 (2014), doi:10.1088/1742-6596/514/1/012015.
  5. A stable blue host material for organic light-emitting diodes, M-S. Kim et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 251111 (2007); DOI:10.1063/1.2827186.
  6. Characteristics of Solution-Processed Small-Molecule Organic Films and Light-Emitting Diodes Compared with their Vacuum-Deposited Counterparts, T-W. Lee et al., Adv. Funct. Mater., 19, 1625–1630 (2009); DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200801045.

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