|Molecular weight||293.97 g/mol|
|Classification / Family||Benzothiodiazole, PCPDTBT, Semiconductor synthesis, Low band gap polymers, Acceptors, Organic Photovoltaics, Polymer solar cells|
|Color||Light yellow crystals|
4,7-Dibromo-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole is the building block or monomer for organic semiconductors synthesis in the application of light-emitting diodes and photovoltaic devices. Intermediate for the synthesis of i.e. PCDTBT and PCPDTBT.
4,7-Dibromo-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole can be synthesised by using 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole as starting materials to react with bromine in hydrobromic acid. Further bromination of 4,7-Dibromo-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole affords 4,7-bis(5-bromothiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole, a red monomer leading to our pilot polymer PCDTBT which can be used for OPV devices. 4,7-Dibromo-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole is also used for the synthesis of PCPDTBT, a good candidate for the polymer solar cell devices.
Literature and Reviews
- Introduction of Perylene Units for Enhanced Interchain Interaction in Conjugated Polymers for Organic Photovoltaic Devices, K. Ji-Hoon et al., Macromolecules, 45(5), 2367-2376 (2012)
- Fluorinated Copolymer PCPDTBT with Enhanced Open-Circuit Voltage and Reduced Recombination for Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells, S. Albrecht et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 14932-14944 (2012)