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[60]PCBH


Product Code M821
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[60]PCBH, fullerene acceptor used to enhance the performance of OPV devices

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[60]PCBH, Phenyl-C61-butyric acid hexyl ester is a fullerene derivative of C60 that is used as an electron acceptor material in organic photovoltaic (OPV) solar cells. It is more soluble than PCBM, which makes it more desirable when higher concentrations of the acceptor unit are required. The higher solubility and longer carbon chain also makes [60]PCBH more compatible with polymers so that phase separations can be better controlled, resulting in improved film morphology and higher performing OPV devices.

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

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)/PCBH (50 nm)/Ba:Ag [1]

JSC (mA cm-2) 15.68 15.92
VOC (V) 1.087 1.097
FF (%) 80 79
PCE  13.58 13.75
Device structure

TCO/PEDOT:PSS/P3HT:PCBH/Al [2]

JSC (mA cm-2) 10.4
VOC (V) 0.59
FF (%) 61.4
PCE  3.8

Note: We also have [60]PCBB (Phenyl-C61-butyric acid butyl ester) available, please enquire for information if interested.

General Information

CAS number 850807-50-0
Chemical formula C77H24O2
Molecular weight 981.01 g/mol
HOMO/LUMO No data available; comparable to PCBM (HOMO 6.1 = eV, LUMO = 3.7 eV)
Synonyms PCBH, [60]PCBH, [60]PCB-C6, Phenyl-C61-butyric acid hexyl ester, [6,6]-Phenyl-C61 butyric acid hexyl ester
Classification / Family Fullerene derivatives, Electron transport materials (ETM), Acceptor materials, Organic photovoltaics (OPV), Organic electronics

Product Details

Purity > 99%
Melting point / Thermal analysis

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC): Tg = 60.9 oC

Colour Dark brown powder

Chemical Structure

C60PCBH, PCBH
Chemical Structure of Phenyl-C61-butyric acid hexyl ester (PCBH); Chemical Formula C77H24O2.

MSDS Documentation

[60]PCBH MSDS[60]PCBH MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews

  1. 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.
  2. IMPROVEMENT OF EFFICIENCY OF POLYMER SOLAR CELLS WITH SOLUBLE FULLERENE DERIVATIVES, H-J. Lee et al., IEEE, 233-235 (2006).

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