Low Molecular Weight Materials: Hole-Transport Materials

  • Hisahiro SasabeEmail author
  • Junji Kido
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Since the first report of practical OLED by Tang and VanSlyke in 1987, arylamine derivatives are mainly used as a hole-transport material (HTM). In this chapter, we summarized and demonstrated representative wide-energy-gap HTMs based on arylamine derivative for use in second- and third-generation OLEDs. Further, some reports regarding the operational stability of high triplet energy (ET) HTMs are introduced, and future challenges are briefly discussed.


Hole-transport material Wide-energy gap Low-operating-voltage Hole mobility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Organic Device EngineeringYamagata UniversityYonezawaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Organic Materials Science, Research Center for Organic ElectronicsYamagata UniversityYamagataJapan

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hironori Kaji
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Chemical ResearchKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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