Thieno[3,4-c]pyrrole-4,6-dione-3,4-difluorothiophene Polymer Acceptors for Efficient All-Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells

S.J. Liu, Z.P. Kan, S. Thomas, F. Cruciani, J.L. Bredas, P.M. Beaujuge
Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 55(42), 12996-13000, (2016)

Thieno[3,4-c]pyrrole-4,6-dione-3,4-difluorothiophene Polymer Acceptors for Efficient All-Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells

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​Branched-alkyl-substituted poly(thieno[3,4-c]pyrrole-4,6-dione-alt-3,4-difluorothiophene) (PTPD[2F]T) can be used as a polymer acceptor in bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells with a low-band-gap polymer donor (PCE10) commonly used with fullerenes. The “all-polymer” BHJ devices made with PTPD[2F]T achieve efficiencies of up to 4.4 %. While, to date, most efficient polymer acceptors are based on perylenediimide or naphthalenediimide motifs, our study of PTPD[2F]T polymers shows that linear, all-thiophene systems with adequately substituted main chains can also be conducive to efficient BHJ solar cells with polymer donors.

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DOI: 10.1002/anie.201604307

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