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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2012, Article ID 451306, 7 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Electroluminescent Properties of Bis(3H-1,2,3-triazolo-[4,5-b]pyridine-3-ol)zinc Zn(TAP)2

1Department of Chemistry and Institute of Basic Sciences, Inje University, Gimhae 621-749, Republic of Korea
2Department of Electrical Engineering and NTRC, Dong-A University, Busan 604-714, Republic of Korea

Received 31 December 2011; Accepted 8 March 2012

Academic Editor: Laécio Santos Cavalcante

Copyright © 2012 Trinh Dac Hoanh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A new light-emissive material, bis(3H-1,2,3-triazolo-[4,5-b]pyridine-3-ol)zinc (Zn(TAP)2), has been synthesized and characterized by FT-NMR, FT-IR, UV-Vis, and elemental analysis. The photoluminescence (PL) of Zn(TAP)2 was measured from the DMF solution at 460 nm. The HOMO (6.5 eV) and LUMO (2.8 eV) energy levels of Zn(TAP)2 were estimated from the measurement of cyclic voltammetry. The devices with structures of ITO/NPB/Zn(TAP)2/LiF/Al and ITO/NPB/Zn(TAP)2/Alq3/LiF/Al were constructed to investigate their electroluminescent (EL) performance. Zn (TAP)2 is supposed to be a good emitting material in the EL device.