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Dithienopyrrole-based donor-acceptor copolymers: Low gap materials for transport and photovoltaics
S.R. Marder, X. Zhang, T.T. Steckler, R.R. Dasari, S. Ohira, W.J. Postcavage, , S. Coppäe, S. Ellinger, S. BarlowShow More
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A series of highly soluble donor-acceptor (D-A) copolymers containing N-(3,4,5-tri-ndecyloxyphenyl)-dithieno[3,2-b:2′,3′-d]pyrrole (DTP) or N-(2-decyltetradecyl)-dithieno[3,2-b:2′,3′-d]pyrrole (DTP') as donor and three different acceptors were synthesized by Stille coupling polymerizations. The optical and electrochemical properties of these copolymers were investigated, along with their use in field-effect transistors and photovoltaic devices. The band gaps (eV) estimated from UV-vis-NIR spectra and electrochemical measurements of the copolymers varied from ca. 1.5-0.5 eV, and were consistent with quantum chemical estimates extrapolated using Density Functional Theory. Bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices made from blends of the copolymers with 3′-phenyl-3′H-cyclopropa[1,9](C60- Ih)[5,6]fullerene-3′-butanoic acid methyl ester (PCBM) (1:3 weight ratio) exhibited average powerconversion efficiencies as high as 1.3% under simulated irradiance of 73 mW/cm2.
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