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Benzylammonium Iodide (BzAI)

CAS Number 45579-91-7

Perovskite Materials, Perovskite Precursor Materials


Product Code M2065A1-10g
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Benzylammonium iodide (BzAI) is a precusor used in the synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) layered lead/tin halide perovskites - which are a class of semiconductor materials that are of particular interest in the family of hybrid perovskite semiconductors for thin-film PV and LED applications.

For this reason, BzAI is an ideal additive to the most commonly-used perovskite structures to further tune the structure and properties of such hybrid organic-inorganic materials.

General Information

CAS number 45579-91-7
Chemical formula C7H10IN
Molecular weight 235.07 g/mol
Synonyms Benzylamine Hydroiodide, Phenylmethanaminium iodide, Phenylmethylamine iodide, BzAI
Classification / Family Alkylammonium halides, Perovskite precursor materials, Perovskite solar cells, Perovskite LEDs

Product Details

Purity 98%
Melting point 179 °C
Colour White powder/crystals

Chemical Structure

Phenylmethylamine-iodide, Benzylammonium-iodide, 45579-91-7
Chemical structure of Benzylammonium iodide; CAS No. 45579-91-7

MSDS Documentation

Benzylammonium iodide MSDSBenzylammonium iodide MSDS sheet

Literature and reviews

  1. A lead-halide perovskite molecular ferroelectric semiconductor, W. Liao et al., Nat Commun., 6, 7338 (2015); doi: 10.1038/ncomms8338.
  2. Ammonium-iodide-salt additives induced photovoltaic performance enhancement in one-step solution process for perovskite solar cells, Y. Yang et al., J. Alloys Compd, 684, 5, 84-90 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.05.154.
  3. Role of Organic Counterion in Lead- and Tin-Based Two-Dimensional Semiconducting Iodide Perovskites and Application in Planar Solar Cells, L. Mao et al., Chem. Mater., 28 (21), 7781–7792 (2016); DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03054.
  4. Syntheses of needle-shaped layered perovskite (C6H5CH2Nh2)2PbI4 bundles via a two-step processing technique, D. Ma et al., J. Alloys Compd, 696, 1213-1219 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.12.090.

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