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Product Code M2262A1
Price £299.00

IDIC-4Cl is the chlorinated derivative of IDIC that is commonly used as a non-fullerene acceptor in highly efficient all-small-molecule or polymer solar cells.

The introduction of the chlorine atoms on the peripheral end groups in IDIC-4Cl leads to a more planar structure with good crystallinity.

A binary all-small-molecule OSCs obtained the highest efficiency of 9.58% with ZR1 as the small molecule donor and IDIC-4Cl as the non-fullerene acceptor (Device 1). Post treatment with thermal annealing (TA) and solvent vapor annealing (SVA) of active layer materials with BSCl as small molecule donor and IDIC-4Cl as the non-fullerene acceptor, a a PCE of 13.03% was achieved (Device 2).

Device 1 structure: ITO/PEDOT:PSS/ZR1:IDIC-4Cl/Al

Thickness (nm) VOC (V) JSC (mA cm-2) FF (%) PCE (%)
0.776 18.27 67.96 9.64

Device 2 structure:

Thickness (nm) VOC (V) JSC (mA cm-2) FF (%) PCE (%)
0.865 21.5 70 13.03

General Information

Purity ≥99% (1HNMR)
Full name 2,2'-((2Z,2'Z)-((4,4,9,9-tetraoctyl-4,9-dihydro-s-indaceno[1,2-b:5,6-b']dithiophene-2,7-diyl)bis(methanylylidene))bis(5,6-dichloro-3-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-indene-2,1-diylidene))dimalononitrile
Synonyms C8-IDIC-4Cl
Chemical formula C74H78N4O2S2
Molecular weight 1119.6 g/mol
CAS number 2361961-01-3
HOMO / LUMO HOMO = - 5.72 eV, LUMO = - 4.10 eV [1]
Solubility Chloroform, toluene, chlorobenzene
Form Maroon powder/crystal
Classification / Family n-type non-fullerene electron acceptors, Organic semiconducting materials, Low band-gap small molecule, Small molecular acceptor, Organic photovoltaics, Polymer solar cells, NF-PSCs.

Chemical Structure

Chemical structure of IDIC-4Cl
Chemical structure of IDI-4Cl (C8)

MSDS Documentation

IDIC-4Cl MSDS sheet


Batch Quantity Price
M2262A1 100 mg £299.00
M2262A1 250 mg £598.00
M2262A1 500 mg £1080.00
M2262A1 1 g £1990.00
M2262A1 5 g / 10 g* Please contact us for details

*for 5 - 10 grams order quantity, the lead time is 4-6 weeks.

Literature and Reviews

  1. All-small-molecule organic solar cells with over 14% efficiency by optimizing hierarchical morphologies, R. Zhou et al., Nature Commun., 10, 5393 (2019); DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13292-1.
  2. Modulation of Donor Alkyl Terminal Chains with the Shifting Branching Point Leads to the Optimized Morphology and Efficient All-Small-Molecule Organic Solar Cells, Q. Wu et al., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 12, 22, 25100–25107 (2020); DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c03977.
  3. The post-treatment effects on open circuit voltages and device performances in a high efficiency all-small-molecule organic solar cell, Z. Zhang et al., J. Mater. Chem. C, 8, 15385-15392 (2020); DOI: 10.1039/D0TC03043K.
  4. Constructing high efficiency non-fullerene all-small-molecule ternary organic solar cells by employing structurally similar acceptors, Z. Huang et al., Mater. Chem. Front., 5, 1405-1409 (2021); DOI: 10.1039/D0QM00814A..

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