CAS Number 1439937-09-3
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PBT1, for highly efficient OPV devices
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As a family member of polythiophenes, PBT1 (also known as PBDD4T) has a backbone consisting of repeating benzodithiophene-4,8-dione and α-quaterthiophene units. π electrons can be delocalized effectively through the alternative electron push−pull effect, resulting a low band-gap polymer. Also, with four ethylhexyl branched side chains, the polymer is more soluble in most of organic solvents.
We also have PBDD4T-2F available which allows fluorine-fluorine interaction at the polymer back-bone structure for device film morphology control. Both PBDD4T and PBDD4T-2F are used for highly efficient OPV devices using fullerenes and non-fullerenes such as ITIC and P(NDI2OD-T2F) as acceptors.
Luminosyn™ PBT1 is now available.
High purity and high molecular weight
PBDD4T is purified by Soxhlet extraction with methanol, hexane and chloroform under an argon atmosphere
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|Solubility||Chloroform, chlorobenzene and dichlorobenzene (solution processing solvent chlorobenzene or dichlorobenzene)|
|HOMO / LUMO||HOMO = -5.30 eV, Eg = 1.76 eV |
|Classification / Family||Polythiophenes, Organic n-type semiconducting materials, Organic photovoltaics, Polymer solar cells, Tandem solar cells, Electron-acceptor polymers, OFETs, Perovskite solar cells, All-polymer solar cells.|
|Solubility||Soluble in chloroform, chlorobenzene, dichlorobenzene|
|M2049A1||5 - 10 g*||Please enquire|
*for 5-10 grams order quantity, the lead time is 4-6 weeks.
Literature and Reviews
- A Fluorinated Polythiophene Derivative with Stabilized Backbone Conformation for Highly Efficient Fullerene and Non-Fullerene Polymer Solar Cells, S. Zhang et al., Macromolecules, 49 (8), 2993–3000 (2016); DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00248.
- Molecular Design toward Efficient Polymer Solar Cells with High Polymer Content, D. Qian et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135 (23), 8464–8467 (2013); DOI: 10.1021/ja402971d.
- Toward reliable and accurate evaluation of polymer solar cells based on low band gap polymers, L. Ye et al., J. Mater. Chem. C, 3, 564-569 (2015); DOI: 10.1039/C4TC02449D.
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