Synthesis and characterizations of conjugated copolymers containing benzo[f]isoindole-1,3-dione and diketopyrrolopyrrole units

Duo Li, Gang Qian, Zhi Yuan Wang

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Abstract

A weak electron acceptor, 4,9-bis(5-bromothiophen-2-yl)-2-(2-ethylhexyl)- benzo[f]isoindole-1,3-dione (BIDO) was designed and synthesized. Polymer P1 derived from BIDO and 9,9-dioctylfluorene-2,7-diboronic acid bis(1,3-propanediol) ester by Suzuki cross-coupling reaction has a band gap of 2.41 eV. To expand the absorption range, a different amount of BIDO was copolymerized with a diketopyrrolopyrrole monomer to produce a series of copolymers Pa-c. The optical properties, electrochemical behavior, and energy levels of these four copolymers were investigated. The photovoltaic properties copolymers Pa-c were studied. A photovoltaic device containing Pc and [70]PCBM with a ratio of 1:2 had a power conversion efficiency of 1.17%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5543-5552
Number of pages10
JournalPolymer
Volume54
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 4 2013

Keywords

  • Conjugated copolymer
  • Donor-acceptor
  • Organic solar cells

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