Dihydropyrroloindoledione-based copolymers for organic electronics

Joseph W. Rumer*, Sheng Yao Dai, Matthew Levick, Youngju Kim, Marie Beatrice Madec, Raja S. Ashraf, Zhenggang Huang, Stephan Rossbauer, Bob Schroeder, Laure Biniek, Scott E. Watkins, Thomas D. Anthopoulos, Rene A.J. Janssen, James R. Durrant, David J. Procter, Iain McCulloch

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A series of four dihydropyrroloindoledione-based organic semi-conducting polymers are examined for performance in transistor and photovoltaic cell devices. The dihydropyrroloindoledione unit was alternately copolymerized with phenyl, thiophene and bithiophene comonomers, and the resultant polymers exhibit broad absorption, low-bandgaps and deep energy levels, with charge carrier mobilities approaching 0.1 cm2 V-1 s-1. Solar cells processed in a printing friendly solvent (m-xylene) exhibited >2% PCE with a high fill-factor of 0.62 and Voc of 0.75 V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2711-2716
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 21 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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