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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 35, Number 5
BKCSDE 35(5)
May 20, 2014 

Synthesis and Characterization of New Dihydroindolo[3,2-b]indole and 5,6-Bis(octyloxy)-4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole-Based Polymer for Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells
Kakaraparthi Kranthiraja, Kumarasamy Gunasekar, Myungkwan Song, Yeong-Soon Gal, Jae Wook Lee*, Sung-Ho Jin*
Fused π-conjugated polymer, Dihydroindolo[3,2-b]indole, Low band gap polymer, Bulk heterojunction polymer solar cells
We have designed and developed a new ladder type tetrafused π-conjugated building block such as dihydroindolo[3,2-b]indole (DINI) and investigated its role as an electron rich unit. The photovoltaic properties of a new semiconducting π-conjugated polymer, poly[[5,10-bisoctyl-5,10-dihydroindolo[3,2-b]indole-[5,6- bis(octyloxy)-4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole]], represented by PDINI-OBTC8 are described. The new polymer PDINI-OBTC8 was synthesized in donor-acceptor (D-A) fashion, where fused π-conjugated tetracyclic DINI, and 5,6-bis(octyloxy)-4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl) benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole (OBTC8) were employed as electron rich (donor) and electron deficient (acceptor) moieties, respectively. The conventional bulk heterojunction (BHJ) device structure ITO/PEDOT:PSS/PDINI-OBTC8:PCB71M/LiF/Al was utilized to fabricate polymer solar cells (PSCs), which comprises the blend of PDINI-OBTC8 and [6,6]-phenyl-C71- butyric acid methyl ester (PC71BM) in BHJ network. A BHJ PSC that contain PDINI-OBTC8 delivered power conversion efficiency (PCE) value of 1.68% with 1 vol% of 1,8-diidooctane (DIO) under the illumination of A.M 1.5G 100 mW/cm2.
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