Order Code: M1001MSDS sheet
PBDB-T (PCE12) is now available, featuring:
- Higher/lower molecular weights (so control experiments can be conducted)
- High purity (PBDB-T is purified by Soxhlet extraction with methanol, hexane and chlorobenzene under an argon atmosphere)
- Batch-specific GPC data (so you have confidence in what you are ordering. Also, GPC data is always convenient for your thesis and publications)
- Large-quantity orders (so you can plan your experiments with polymers from the same batch)
|M1002||5 g / 10 g*||Please enquire|
*for 5 - 10 grams order quantity, the lead time is 4-6 weeks.
|M1001||117,406||58,737||2.0||Low in stock|
|HOMO / LUMO||HOMO = -5.33 eV, LUMO = -3.53 eV ; Eg = 1.8 eV|
|Solubility||Chloroform, Chlorobenzene, Dichlorobenzene and Trichlorobenzene|
|Classification / Family||
Organic semiconducting materials, Low band-gap polymers, Organic Photovoltaics, Polymer solar cells, Perovskite solar cells, Hole-transport layer materials
PBDB-T (PCE12) is one of the highest-performing donor polymers for OPVs, having reported efficiencies exceeding 12% [1, 2], and a certified efficiency approaching 11% . These efficiencies were achieved when PBDB-T was used in conjunction with recently-reported non-fullerene acceptors (including ITIC) in inverted architecture devices. These devices also exhibited excellent thermal stability, making the combination a promising candidate for the proposed 10/10 target of 10% efficiency and 10-year lifetimes.
PBTB-T (PCE12) is easy to process, simplifying device fabrication while simultaneously providing high performance.
Due to good HOMO alignment with the valence band of commonly-used perovskites, this polymer could also be potentially used as a hole-transporting material in perovskite solar cells .
The device structure of the certified devices was:
ITO / ZnO (30 nm) / PBDB-T:ITIC (100 nm) / MoO3 (10 nm) / Al (100 nm)
PBDB-T:ITIC solution details:
- Blend ratio: 1:1,
- Concentration: 20 mg/ml,
- Solvent: Chlorobenzene
- Additive: 0.5% Diiodooctane.
Literature and Reviews
- Energy-Level Modulation of Small-Molecule Electron Acceptors to Achieve over 12% Efficiency in Polymer Solar Cells, S. Li et al, Adv. Mater., 28, 9423–9429 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/adma.201602776.
- Ternary Polymer Solar Cells based on Two Acceptors and One Donor for Achieving 12.2% Efficiency, W. Zhao et al., Adv. Mater., 29, 1604059 (2017); DOI: 10.1002/adma.201604059.
- Fullerene-Free Polymer Solar Cells with over 11% Efﬁciency and Excellent Thermal Stability, W. Zhao et al., Adv. Mater., 28, 4734–4739 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/adma.201600281.
- Efficient Fullerene-Free Polymer Solar Cells Based on Alkylthio Substituted Conjugated Polymers, Q. Wang et al., J. Phys. Chem. C, 121 (9), 4825–4833 (2017); DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11848.
- Fine-Tuned Photoactive and Interconnection Layers for Achieving over 13% Efficiency in a Fullerene-Free Tandem Organic Solar Cell, Y. Cui et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139 (21), 7302–7309 (2017); DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b01493.