With large branched side-chains, 4,9-Dibromo-2,7-bis(2-octyldodecyl)benzo[lmn][3,8]phenanthroline-1,3,6,8(2H,7H)-tetraone (also known as NDI2OD-Br2) adds solubility to the polymer semiconductors by functioning as repeating units in the back-bone. Also, polymers with NDI2OD-Br2 have the tendency to crystallise when they are built into films to boost device performance.
Being electron deficient, 1,4,5,8-naphthalenediimides (NDIs) and their derivatives have the tendency to form n-type semiconductor materials when they are incorporated into multicomponent assemblies.
|Molecular weight||985.06 g/mol|
|Classification / Family||Benzophenanthroline, Organic semiconducting materials, Semiconductor Synthesis, Low band gap polymers, OFETs, OLED, Organic photovoltaics, Polymer solar cells|
|Melting point||89 °C|
Literature and Reviews
- Improved All-Polymer Solar Cell Performance by Using Matched Polymer Acceptor, S. Shi et al., Adv. Funct. Mater., 26, 5669–5678 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601037.
- Naphthalenediimide Polymers with Finely Tuned in-Chain π-Conjugation. Electronic Structure, Film Microstructure, and Charge Transport Properties, T. Erdmann et al., Adv. Mater., 28, 9169–9174 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/adma.201602923.
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