Carbon–Oxygen-Bridged Ladder-Type Building Blocks for Highly Efficient Nonfullerene Acceptors

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Author(s)

  • Zuo Xiao
  • Shangfeng Yang
  • Zhou Yang
  • Junliang Yang
  • Fujun Zhang
  • Feng He
  • Tao Wang
  • Jizheng Wang
  • Yongbo Yuan
  • Huai Yang
  • Mingkui Wang
  • Liming Ding

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number1804790
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Materials
Volume31
Issue number45
Online published31 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Recently, acceptor–donor–acceptor (A–D–A) small molecules have emerged as promising nonfullerene acceptors (NFAs) for organic solar cells and have attracted great attention. The carbon-bridged (C-bridged) ladder-type D unit plays a crucial role in developing high-performance A–D–A NFAs. However, the medium electron-donating capability of C-bridged units is unfavorable for making NFAs with strong light-harvesting capability. In this regard, carbon–oxygen-bridged (CO-bridged) ladder-type units present advantages in developing strong light-absorbing NFAs. Here, recent progress in the newly emerging CO-bridged NFAs is highlighted. The synthetic methods for the polycyclic CO-bridged building blocks are introduced. The photovoltaic performance for CO-bridged NFAs is summarized and discussed. Perspectives on developing high-performance CO-bridged-NFA-based solar cells are made.

Research Area(s)

  • carbon–oxygen bridges, ladder-type building blocks, nonfullerene acceptors, organic solar cells

Citation Format(s)

Carbon–Oxygen-Bridged Ladder-Type Building Blocks for Highly Efficient Nonfullerene Acceptors. / Xiao, Zuo; Yang, Shangfeng; Yang, Zhou et al.
In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 31, No. 45, 1804790, 08.11.2019.

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