A method for the modular synthesis of aromatic hydrocarbon macrocycles has been developed for base materials in single-layer organic light-emitting devices. The method with Ir-catalyzed direct C-H borylation and Suzuki-Miyaura coupling was concise and scalable, which allowed for a gram-scale preparation of aromatic hydrocarbon macrocycles that have bulky substituents at the periphery. The new arylated hydrocarbon macrocycles enabled a quantitative electro-optical conversion in organic light-emitting devices with a phosphorescent emitter, which is, notably, in a single-layer architecture consisting of two regions of doped and undoped materials. The highest external quantum efficiencies reached 24.8%, surpassing those of previous hydrocarbon base materials.
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- Organic Chemistry