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[60]IPB is a fullerene derivative of C60 which is used as an electron acceptor material in organic photovoltaic (OPV) solar cells. Comparing with PCBMs, [60]IPX (where X is either B, butyl, H, hexyl, or O, octyl) fullerenes give about 50 mV higher open circuit voltage (VOC). It has been reported that in P3HT solar cells, the efficiency is increased by 10-15% compared to [60]PCBM [1].

[60]IPX (n = 4, 6, 8) have been also a popular candidate for perovskite solar cells applications [2].

Device structure

ITO/PEDOT:PSS (80 nm)/p-TPD (20 nm)/CH3NH3PbI3 (320 nm)/PCBM (50 nm)/Ba:Ag [1]

ITO/PEDOT:PSS (80 nm)/p-TPD (20 nm)/CH3NH3PbI3(320 nm)/[60]IPB (50 nm)/Ba:Ag [1]

JSC (mA cm-2) 15.68 16.28
VOC (V) 1.087 1.102
FF (%) 80 78
PCE  13.58 14.02
Device structure


JSC (mA cm-2) 10.66
VOC (V) 0.647
FF (%) 69
PCE  4.76

General Information

CAS number 1705592-13-7 (1883713-20-9)
Chemical formula C76H20O2
Molecular weight  964.97 g/mol
HOMO/LUMO No data available; comparable to PCBM (HOMO 6.1 = eV, LUMO = 3.7 eV)
Synonyms IPB
Classification / Family Fullerene derivatives, Electron transport materials (ETM), Acceptor materials, Organic photovoltaics (OPV), Organic electronics

Product Details

Purity > 99%
Melting point Not available
Colour Dark powder

Chemical Structure

IPB, [60]IPB
Chemical Structure of [60]IPB; Chemical Formula C76H19O2.

MSDS Documentation

[60]IPB MSDS[60]IPB MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews

  1. Diels–Alders adducts of C60 and esters of 3-(1-indenyl)-propionic acid: alternatives for
    [60]PCBM in polymer:fullerene solar cells, 
    A. B. Sieval et al., Chem. Commun., 51, 8126 (2015);DOI: 10.1039/c5cc01642h.
  2. Fullerene imposed high open-circuit voltage in efficient perovskite based solar cells, L. Gil-Escrig et al., J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 3667 (2016); DOI: 10.1039/c5ta10574a.

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