Facile synthesis of a 56π-electron 1,2-dihydromethano-[60]PCBM and its application for thermally stable polymer solar cells

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Chang-Zhi Li
  • Shang-Chieh Chien
  • Hin-Lap Yip
  • Chu-Chen Chueh
  • Fang-Chung Chen
  • Yutaka Matsuo
  • Eiichi Nakamura

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10082-10084
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Volume47
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A facile synthesis was employed to make a 56π-electron methano-PC 61BM with a very small 1,2-dihydromethano (CH2) group. This new fullerene derivative possesses high electron mobility (0.014 cm 2 V-1 s-1) and higher LUMO energy level (0.15 eV) than PC61BM. Bulk hetero-junction devices based on using poly(3-hexylthiophene) and methano-PC61BM as active layer exhibited better performance and thermal stability than those using the PC61BM analogue. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2011.

Citation Format(s)

Facile synthesis of a 56π-electron 1,2-dihydromethano-[60]PCBM and its application for thermally stable polymer solar cells. / Li, Chang-Zhi; Chien, Shang-Chieh; Yip, Hin-Lap; Chueh, Chu-Chen; Chen, Fang-Chung; Matsuo, Yutaka; Nakamura, Eiichi; Jen, Alex K.-Y.

In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 47, No. 36, 28.09.2011, p. 10082-10084.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal