A series of low band gap isothianaphthene-based (ITN) polymers with various electron-withdrawing substituents and intrinsic quinoidal character were synthesized, characterized, and tested in organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices. The three investigated ITN cores contained either ester, imide, or nitrile functionalities and were each synthesized in only four linear steps. The relative electron-withdrawing strength of the three substituents on the ITN moiety was evaluated and correlated to the optical and electronic properties of ITN-based copolymers. The ester- and imide-containing p-type polymers reached device efficiencies as high as 3% in bulk heterojunction blends with phenyl C-61-butyric acid methyl ester (PC61BM), while the significantly electron-deficient nitrile-functionalized polymer behaved as an n-type material with an efficiency of 0.3% in bilayer devices with poly(3-(4-n-octyl)phenylthiophene) (POPT).
|Titolo:||Steric control of the donor/acceptor interface: implications in organic photovoltaic charge generation|
|Autori interni:||GRIFFINI, GIANMARCO ENRICO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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