PDCBT is a medium-to-wide bandgap polymer semiconductor that belongs to the polythiophene family. With two electron-withdrawing carboxylate side groups, PDCBT is relatively electron deficient when it is compared with P3HT. PDCBT has a main absorption peak (in film) located at 551 nm, 37 nm red-shifted compared to that of P3HT.
PDCBT has been used in highly efficient fullerene free polymer solar cells. These have achieved device power conversion efficiency of 10.16% with ITIC used as the non-fullerene acceptor . Ta-WOx doped PDCBT has been reported as efficient low-loss hole transport layer in hybrid organohalide lead perovskite solar cell not only to enhance the device performance achieving maximum efficiencies of 21.2% but also offering more than 1000 hours of light stability with almost 95% of its efficiency maintained 
Device structure: ITO/C60-SAM/perovskite/PDCBT/Ta-WOx/Au
|Thickness (nm)||VOC (V)||JSC (mA cm-2)||FF (%)||PCE (%)|
Luminosyn™ PDCBTLuminosyn™ PDCBT is now available.
D18 (PCE18) is purified via Soxhlet extraction with acetone, hexane, and chloroform under an argon atmosphere
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|Full name||Poly[2,2''''-bis[[(2-butyloctyl)oxy]carbonyl][2,2':5',2'':5'',2'''-quaterthiophene] -5,5'''-diyl]|
|HOMO / LUMO||HOMO = -5.26 eV, LUMO = -3.0 eV |
|Solubility||Chloroform, chlorobenzene and dichlorobenzene|
|Absorption*||λmax 551 nm (in film) |
|Form||Brown reddish flakes/powders|
|Melting point||Tm = 282 °C (lit.)|
|Classification / Family||Polythiophenes, Organic semiconducting materials, Medium-to- wide bandgap polymers, Organic photovoltaics, Polymer solar cells, Perovskite solar cells, Hole-transport layer materials, NF-PSCs, All-polymer solar cells (all-PSCs).|
|M2233A1||5 g / 10 g*||Please contact us for details|
* Lead time of 4-6 weeks.
Literature and Reviews
- Visible Sensitization for Non-Fullerene Polymer Solar Cells Using a Wide Bandgap Polymer, Y. Wang et al., J. Photopolym. Sci. Technol., 31 (2), 177-181 (2018); doi: 10.2494/photopolymer.31.177.
- A polythiophene derivative with superior properties for practical application in polymer solar cells, M. Zhang et al., Adv. Mater., 26(33), 5880-5885 (2014); DOI: 10.1002/adma.201401494.
- Thermal behaviour of dicarboxylic ester bithiophene polymers exhibiting a high open-circuit voltage, R. Heuvel et al., J. Mater. Chem. C, 6, 3731--3742 (2018); DOI: 10.1039/c7tc04322h.
- Ternary Blend Polymer Solar Cells Based on Wide-Bandgap Polymer PDCBT and Low-Bandgap Polymer PTB7-Th, H. Kim et al., Chem. Lett., 47(8), 1059-1062 (2018); doi: 10.1246/cl.180420.
- Fine-tuning the side-chains of non-fullerene small molecule acceptors to match with appropriate polymer donors, M. Chang et al, J. Mater. Chem. A, 6, 8586 (2018); DOI: 10.1039/c8ta00764k.
- Highly Efficient Fullerene‐Free Polymer Solar Cells Fabricated with Polythiophene Derivative, Y. Qin et al., Adv. Mater., 28, 9416-9422 (2016); doi: 10.1002/adma.201601803.
- A generic interface to reduce the efficiency-stability-cost gap of perovskite solar cells, Y. Hou et al., Science, 358 (6337), 1192-1197 (2017); DOI: 10.1126/science.aao5561.
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