Dye content 98 %

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Dye content, 98%

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215-220 °C (lit.)


468 nm

OLED Device Performance


  • Color: red
  • Max. EQE: 1.3 %

ITO/TPD/Alq3:DCM (10%)/Alq3/Mg:Ag
  • Color: red
  • Max. Luminance: 150 Cd/m2

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General description

4-(Dicyanomethylene)-2-methyl-6-(4-dimethylaminostyryl)-4H-pyran (DCM) is a red laser dye that consists of dicyanomethylene as an electron acceptor and dimethylaniline group as an electron donor. It has a π-conjugated 4H-pyran-4-ylidiene which bridges both the acceptor/donor groups. It can be used as a dopant and also in organic solid state lasers.


DCM can be used as a laser dye to enhance the emission of distributed feedback (DFB) device by FÖrster resonance energy transfer (FRET). It may be used as a capping layer that allows the conversion of blue to red colored emission in organic light emitting diodes (OLED). DCM may also find potential applications in the enhancement of energy transfer of different devices like metal organic frameworks (MOFs), dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) and polarity sensors.


250 mg in glass insert
1 g in glass bottle

Features and Benefits

Voltage-tunable multicolor emission with enhanced luminance (~1000 cd/m2) was observed using varying amounts of DCM dye in a polymer light-emitting diode (PLED).


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Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Sol. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system


4.1B - Flammable solid hazardous materials

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

109.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

43 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Aaron J Van Tassle et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. B, 110(38), 18989-18995 (2006-09-22)
Time resolved visible pump, infrared probe transient absorption measurements of the solutes 4-dicyanomethylene-2-methyl-6-(p-(dimethylamino)styryl)-4H-pyran (DCM) and its isotopomer DCM-d6 are employed to probe the dynamics of charge transfer state formation in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and acetonitrile (MeCN). We observe a two...
Luminous composite ultrathin films of the DCM dye assembled with layered double hydroxides and its fluorescence solvatochromism properties for polarity sensors.
Qin Y, et al.
Journal of Material Chemistry C, 3(20), 5246-5252 (2015)
Tunable organic distributed feedback dye laser device excited through Forster mechanism.
Tsutsumi N and Hinode T
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 123(3), 93-93 (2017)
Ashim Pramanik et al.
Journal of colloid and interface science, 565, 326-336 (2020-01-25)
The development of white light-emitting LED (WLED) is now one of the important demands of present society due to its energy saving feature. However, in this work, an ingenious strategy has been employed to develop Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET)...
Solid state solvation effect and reduced amplified spontaneous emission threshold value of glass forming DCM derivative in PMMA films.
Vembris A, et al.
Journal of Luminescence, 158(7), 441-446 (2015)
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