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Product Code M2330A1-250mg
Price £260 ex. VAT

TBADN, blue fluorescent emitter for non-doped OLEDs

Can be solution processed to achieve an amorphous solid-state film

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]
  • 2-Tertbutyl-9,10-di(2-naphthyl)anthracene
  • 2-tert-butyl-9,10-di(naphthalen-3-yl)anthracene
  • 9,10-bis (2-naphthyl)-2-𝑡-butyl 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.

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 light emitting device 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 light emitting device 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 £260
Sublimed (>99.0%) M2330A1 500 mg £460
Sublimed (>99.0%) M2330A1 1 g £800

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.
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