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Product Code M2234A1
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PDINN, used to improve device stability in non-fullerene OSCs

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PDINN, while compared with PDINO, can provide better contact with the electrodes and non-fullerene active layers to give higher conductivity. PDINN also can reduce the work functions (WFs) of the metal cathode, making it a better candidate to use as cathode interlayer materials (CIMs) in non-fullerene OSCs with air stable metal cathode, such as Ag and Cu, to improve the device stability.

With solubility of 26.7 mg/ml in methanol without any assistance from acetic acid, PDINN has better solubility than most of the CIMs such as PFN and PDIN which needs acetic acid to make a clear solution. PDINN also shows a better interfacial compatibility to a wider range of active layer materials to form better quality films for OSCs devices than PDINO.

With PDINN/Ag as the top electrode, the OSCs based on PM6:Y6 demonstrates a high PCE of 17.23%, the device has the following structure.

Device structure: ITO/PEDOT:PSS/PM6:Y6/PDINN (9 nm)/Ag [2]

Thickness (nm) VOC (V) JSC (mA cm-2) FF (%) PCE (%)
Not known 0.847 25.89 78.59 17.23

General Information

Purity >98% (1H NMR)
Full name N,N'-Bis{3-[3-(Dimethylamino)propylamino]propyl}perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic diimide
Synonyms BDMAPAP-PDI, 2,9-Bis(3-((3-(dimethylamino)propyl)amino)propyl)anthra[2,1,9-def:6,5,10-d'e'f']diisoquinoline-1,3,8,10(2H,9H)-tetraone
Chemical formula C40H46N6O4
Molecular weight 674.83 g/mol
CAS number 1020180-01-1
HOMO / LUMO HOMO = -6.02 eV LUMO = -3.78 eV [2]
Melting point (DSC) 240.1 °C (TGA, 5% weight loss)
Form Deep red powder/crystals
Absorption λmax 473 nm (film)
Solubility/processing solvents Methanol, ethanol, trifluoroethanol
Classification / Family Perylene diimide (PDI), Cathode interlayer materials (CIMs), Organic semiconducting materials, Organic Photovoltaics, OLED, Small molecule electrolyte

Chemical Structure

pdinn - pdino
Chemical structure of PDINN, CAS 1020180-01-1

MSDS Documentation



Batch Quantity Price
M2234A1 250 mg £239.00
M2234A1 500 mg £386.00
M2234A1 1 g £639.00
M2234A1 5 g £2680.00

Literature and Reviews

  1. Cathode engineering with perylene-diimide interlayer enabling over 17% efficiency single-junction organic solar cells, J. Yao et al., Nat. Commun., 11, 2726 (2020); DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-16509-w.
  2. Perylene diimides: a thickness-insensitive cathode interlayer for high performance polymer solar cells, Z. Zhang et al., Environ. Sci., 7, 1966 (2014); DOI: 10.1039/c4ee00022f.
  3. N,N'-bis[3,3'-(dimethylamino)propylamine]-3,4,9, 10-perylenetetracarboxylic Diimide, a Dicationic Perylene Dye for Rapid Precipitation and Quantitation of Trace Amounts of DNA, Z. Liu et al., Anal. Biochem, 5; 236(1):139-45 (1996); DOI: 10.1006/abio.1996.0142.
  4. Layer-by-layer deposited multilayer films of oligo(pyrenebutyric acid) and a perylene diimide derivative: structure and photovoltaic properties, L. Zhao et al., Langmuir 24 (8), 4380-7 (2008); doi: 10.1021/la703884d.
  5. A non-fullerene small molecule processed with green solvent as an electron
    transporting material for high efficiency p-i-n perovskite solar cells, J. Miao et al., Org. Electonics, 52, 200-205 (2018); DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2017.10.028.

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