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 C61-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:||Functionalized isothianaphthene monomers that promote quinoidal character in donor-acceptor copolymers for organic photovoltaics|
|Autori interni:||GRIFFINI, GIANMARCO ENRICO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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