2,6-Bis(trimethytin)-4,8-bis(5-(2-ethylhexyl)thiophen-2-yl)benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b’]dithiophene has been used for the synthesis of small molecules and low band gap polymer semiconductors such as PTB-7, PCE10 (also called PTB7-Th or PBDTTT-EFT) and PBDB-T (PCE12) for OFETs, OLED, PLED, OPV applications.
Bearing two ethylhexyl alkyl side chains, with fused thiophenes and thiophenes as electron-rich pendants, 2,6-bis(trimethytin)-4,8-bis(5-(2-ethylhexyl)thiophen-2-yl)benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b’]dithiophene offers good solubility for synthesis of polymer chains.
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|Molecular weight||904.57 g/mol|
|Classification / Family||Thiophene, Fused thiophene, Benzo-dithiophene heterocylic aromatics, Five-membered ring, Semiconductor synthesis intermediates, Low band gap polymers, OFETs, Organic photovoltaics, Polymer solar cells|
|Purity||>98% (by HPLC)|
|Appearance||Light yellow crystals|
Literature and Reviews
- Enhanced performance for organic bulk heterojunction solar cells by cooperative assembly of ter(ethylene oxide) pendants, L. Chen et al., Polym. Chem., 5, 4480-4487 (2014); DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00095A.
- Breaking the 10% Efficiency Barrier in Organic Photovoltaics: Morphology and Device Optimization of Well-Known PBDTTT Polymers, Adv. Energy Mater., 6, 1502529 (2016), S. Zhang et al., DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201502529.
- Study of Optical Properties and Molecular Aggregation of Conjugated Low Band Gap Copolymers: PTB7 and PTB7-Th, F. Bencheikh et al., J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 24643−24648 (2015); DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b07803.
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