Currently, the intrinsic instability of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite nanocrystals (PNCs) at high temperature and high humidity still stands as a big barrier to hinder their potential applications in optoelectronic devices. Herein, we report the controllable in-situ-grown PNCs in polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) polymer with profoundly enhanced hygrothermal stability. It is found that the introduced tetradecylphosphonic acid (TDPA) ligand enables significantly improved binding to the surface of PNCs via a strong covalently coordinated P-O-Pb bond, as evidenced by density functional theory calculations and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses. Accordingly, such enhanced binding could not only make efficient passivation of the surface defects of PNCs but also enable the remarkably suppressed desorption of the ligand from the PNCs under high-temperature environments. Consequently, the photoluminescence quantum yield (PL QY) of the as-fabricated MAPbBr3-PNCs@PVDF film exhibits almost no decay after exposure to air at 333 K over 1800 h. Once the temperatures are increased from 293 to 353 K, their PL intensity can be kept as 88.6% of the initial value, much higher than that without the TDPA ligand (i.e., 42.4%). Moreover, their PL QY can be maintained above 50% over 1560 h (65 days) under harsh working conditions of 333 K and 90% humidity. As a proof of concept, the as-assembled white light-emitting diodes display a large color gamut of 125% National Television System Committee standard, suggesting their promising applications in backlight devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13467–13475
Number of pages9
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number33
Early online date7 Aug 2023
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2023

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by Scientific Research Fund of Zhejiang Provincial Education Department (grant no. Y202250313), Scientific Research Project Funded by Ningbo University of Technology (grant no. 2022KQ11), Cultivation Project Funded by Ningbo University of Technology (grant no. 2022TS26), “Science and Technology Innovation 2025” of Ningbo Foundation (grant no. 2020Z061), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, grant no. 62205165).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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