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Product Code M2241A1
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Electron acceptor able to give a device performance efficiency of over 12.1%

IDIC-4F, a fluorinated analog of IDIC, shows an A-D-A type structure. The structure has an electron-donating fused five-member-ring indaceno[1,2-b:5,6-b′]dithiophene (IDT) core, terminated by two electron-withdrawing units, 2-(5,6-difluoro-3-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-inden-1-ylidene)malononitrile (IC-2F).

All small molecule organic solar cells (SM-OSCs) with H14 as a small molecule donor and IDIC-4F as electron acceptor have an easy to fabricate and simple structure. Such devices have been shown to give a device performance efficiency over 12.1% which is the highest efficiency reported for IDIC-4F-based SM-OSCs.

Device structure: ITO/PEDOT:PSS/H14:IDIC-4F/PDINO/Al [2]

Thickness (nm) VOC(V) JSC(mA cm-2) FF (%) PCE(%)
85 nm 0.943 18.3 70.2 12.1

General Information

Purity ≥99% (1HNMR)
Form Dark purple red powder/crystals
Solubility Chloroform, chlorobenzene
Full name 2,2'-((2Z,2'Z)-((4,4,9,9-tetrahexyl-4,9-dihydro-s-indaceno[1,2-b:5,6-b']dithiophene-2,7-diyl)bis(methanylylidene))bis(5,6-difluoro-3-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-indene-2,1-diylidene))dimalononitrile
Synonyms ID4F, ID-4F
Chemical formula C66H62F4N4O2S2
CAS number 2229934-71-6
Molecular weight 1083.35 g/mol
Absorption* λmax 707 nm (Film)
HOMO / LUMO HOMO = -6.30 eV, LUMO = -3.82 eV [1]
Classification / Family NFAs, n-type non-fullerene electron acceptors, Organic semiconducting materials, Low band-gap small molecule, Small molecular acceptor, Organic photovoltaics, Polymer solar cells, NF-PSCs.

* Measurable with an optical spectrometer, see our spectrometer application notes.

Chemical Structure

Chemical structure of IDIC-4f

MSDS Documentation



Batch Quantity Price
M2241A1 100 mg £240.00
M2241A1 250 mg £480.00
M2241A1 500 mg £880.00
M2241A1 1 g £1600.00

Literature and Reviews

  1. Di-fluorinated Oligothiophenes for High-Efficiency All-Small-Molecule Organic Solar Cells: Positional Isomeric Effect of Fluorine Substitution on Performance Variations, T. Duan et al., Solar RRL, 4 (3), 2019; doi: 10.1002/solr.201900472.
  2. Precise Control of Phase Separation Enables 12% Efficiency in All Small Molecule Solar Cells, H. Bin et al., Adv. Energy Mater., 2001589 (2020); DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202001589.
  3. As-cast ternary polymer solar cells based on a nonfullerene acceptor and its fluorinated counterpart showing improved efficiency and good thickness tolerance, F. Pan et al., J. Mater. Chem. A, 7, 9798-9806 (2019); doi: 10.1039/C9TA01003C.
  4. Simple non-fused electron acceptors for efficient and stable organic solar cells, Z. Yu et al., Nat Commun 10, 2152 (2019); doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10098-z.
  5. Deciphering the Role of Fluorination: Morphological Manipulation Prompts Charge Separation and Reduces Carrier Recombination in All‐Small‐Molecule Photovoltaics, H. Tang et al., Solar RRL, 4 (4), 1900528 (2019); doi: 10.1002/solr.201900528.

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