2,1,3-Benzooxadiazole, thiophene and benzodithiophene based random copolymers for organic photovoltaics: thiophene versus thieno[3,2-b]thiophene as pi-conjugated linkers


Goker S. , HIZALAN G., AKTAS E., KUTKAN S., ÇIRPAN A. , TOPPARE L.

NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, cilt.40, sa.12, ss.10455-10464, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1039/c6nj02469f
  • Dergi Adı: NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.10455-10464

Özet

Three conjugated random copolymers comprising benzodithiophene and thiophene as the donor units and benzooxadiazole as the acceptor unit, spaced with thiophene and thieno[3,2-b]thiophene pi-bridges, were designed and synthesized. The effects of different linkers on the optical and electrochemical properties were investigated. The polymer containing a thieno[3,2-b]thiophene pi-bridge revealed a red shifted absorption compared to its thiophene analogue. Morphological and photovoltaic properties of a polymer:fullerene blend film were investigated. The blend of one of the random copolymers (P-2) and PC71BM ([6,6]-phenyl-C-71-butyric acid methyl ester) revealed a photovoltaic performance efficiency of 5.17% due to the high short-circuit current density and fill factor.