Introducing Luminosyn™ - Pure, Batch-Specific Polymers

Posted on Fri, Oct 06, 2017 by Max Reinhardt
Introducing Luminosyn polymer semiconductors from Ossila


Ossila understands the importance of polymer semiconductor purity and the effects it has on device efficiency and stability. As such, we are proud to introduce Luminosyn™ - our new range of high-purity, batch-specific polymer semiconductor materials for OLED, OFET, OPV and perovskite solar cell research applications.

Materials from the Luminosyn™ range have all gone through extensive purification measures to provide high-purity polymer semiconductors for your research needs. Currently based on campus, the Luminosyn™ laboratory continues Ossila's long-standing relationship with the University of Sheffield. The idea for the Luminosyn™ range came back in 2015 with the scale-up synthesis of two popular photovoltaic materials - PCDTBT and DPP-DTT. This aimed to provide researchers with larger batches of pure, consistent materials to ensure better reliability between experiments.


synthesis of semiconductors in the Luminosyn lab


We will continuously add more polymers to this range, including some of the most popular polymers already in our catalogue, so look out for the Luminosyn™ name. Think high-quality polymers - think Luminosyn™.



  1. PCDTBT-based solar cells:one year of operation under real-​world conditions, Zhang et al., Sci. Rep., 6, 21632 (2016).
  2. Effect of fluorination pattern and extent on the properties of PCDTBT derivatives, Cartwright et al., New. J. Chem., 40(2), 1655-1662 (2016).
  3. Dependence on material choice of degradation of organic solar cells following exposure to humid air, S. Glen, et al., J. Poly. Sci., Part B: Poly. Phys., 54(2), 216-224 (2016).
  4. Polymer-​based solar cells having an active area of 1.6 cm2 fabricated via spray coating, N. W. Scarratt, et al., APL Mater., 3(12), 126108/1-126108/7 (2015).
  5. Triisopropylsilylacetylene-​functionalised anthracene-​alt-​benzothiadiazole copolymers for application in bulk heterojunction solar cells, Cartwright et al, RSC Advances 5 (123), 101607-101615 (2015).
  6. The effect of residual palladium catalyst on the performance and stability of PCDTBT:PC70BM organic solar cells, C. Bracher et al., Org. Electron., 27, 266-273 (2015).

Author: Max Reinhardt

Max joined Ossila in 2013 after a PhD in inorganic and materials chemistry from the University of Edinburgh, having worked on thin-film processing, small-molecule synthesis and crystal growth for OFET applications. In his role as Technical Sales Manager, Max helps customers with advanced product support and acts as a facilitator between the Operations and Development Teams. Max also leads the Technical Marketing Team, generating online content for improved user support and experience.