PffBT4T-C9C13 (PCE12)

Order Code: M2083A1
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Batch Quantity Price
M2083A1 100 mg £332.00
M2083A1 250 mg £747.00
M2083A1 500 mg £1360.00
M2083A1 1 g £2430.00
M2083A1 5 - 10 g* Please enquire
*For order quantities of 5-10 grams, the lead time is 4-6 weeks.


General Information

Full name Poly[(5,6-difluoro-2,1,3-benzothiadiazol-4,7-diyl)-alt-(3,3’’’-di(2-nonyltridecyl)-2,2’;5’,2’’;5’’,2’’’-quaterthiophen-5,5’’’-diyl)]
Synonyms PffBT4T-C9C13, PCE12
Chemical formula (C66H97F2N2S5)n
CAS number n/a
HOMO / LUMO HOMO = -5.34 eV LUMO = -3.69 eV [1]
Solubility/processing solvents Trimethylbenzene (TMB), chlorobenzene
Classification / Family Benzothiadiazole, Fluorinated benzothiadiazole, Heterocyclic five-membered ring, Organic semiconducting materials, Low band gap polymers, Organic photovoltaics, All polymer solar cells, NFA-polymer solar cells

 Batch details

Batch number MW MN PDI Stock Info
M2083A1 123,796 73,818 1.68 In Stock
pce12, pffBT4T-C9C13
Chemical structure of PFFBT4T-C9C13 (PCE12).



Compared to PffBT4T-2OD (PCE11), PffBT4T-C9C13 has larger side chains which help promote better solubility and film morphology. When using PffBT4T-C9C13 as a polymer donor and PC71BM as electron acceptor (with trimethylbenzene (TMB) as host solvent), a higher device performance of 11.7% was achieved [2].

Due to its broader absorption of the solar spectrum in the visible light region (with an absorption edge at about 800 nm), PffBT4T-C9C13 is also ideal for use as a donor material for all-polymer solar cells and NFA-polymer solar cells 

Additionally, its higher solubility means that PffBT4T-C9C13 can be processed with non-halogenated solvents. There are great opportunities with this polymer for inkjet printing on an industrial scale - an environment-friendly approach for alternative renewable energy.


Literature and Reviews

  1. Towards a bright future: polymer solar cells with power conversion
    efficiencies over 10%, Z Hu et al., Sci. China Chem, 60 (5), 571-582 (2017); doi: 10.1007/s11426-016-0424-9.
  2. Efficient organic solar cells processed from hydrocarbon solvents, J. Zhao et al, Nat. Energy 1, 15027 (2016); doi:10.1038/nenergy.2015.27.