541443 Aldrich


average Mn 40,000-70,000

Synonym: MEH-PPV, Poly[2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene]



Related Categories Donor Materials, Light-Emitting Polymers (LEPs), Materials Science, OLED and PLED Materials, Organic Field Effect Transistor (OFET) Materials,
mol wt   average Mn 40,000-70,000
fluorescence   λex 493 nm; λem 554 nm in toluene
Orbital energy   HOMO 5.3 eV 
  LUMO 3 eV 
OLED Device Performance   ITO/PEDOT:PSS/MEH-PPV/Al
• Color: orange-red
• Max. Luminance: 220 Cd/m2
• Max. EQE: 0.3 %
• Turn-On Voltage: 3.8 V
• Color: orange-red
• Max. Luminance: 970 Cd/m2
• Max. EQE: 1.9 %
• Turn-On Voltage: 2.9 V
• Color: orange-red
• Max. Luminance: 1400 Cd/m2
• Max. EQE: 2.5 %
• Turn-On Voltage: 2.8 V
OPV Device Performance   ITO/MEH-PPV/BBL/Al
• Short-circuit current density (Jsc): 1.98 mA/cm2
• Open-circuit voltage (Voc): 0.93 V
• Fill Factor (FF): 0.47
• Power Conversion Efficiency (PCE): 1.1 %
• Short-circuit current density (Jsc): 2 mA/cm2
• Open-circuit voltage (Voc): 0.8 V
• Fill Factor (FF): 0.25
• Power Conversion Efficiency (PCE): 1.5 %
Mw/Mn   ~6
storage temp.   2-8°C


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Useful in producing bright and efficient white polymeric light emitting diodes.

Conducting polymer in solar cells and carbon nanotube OLEDs. Useful in producing bright and efficient white polymeric light emitting diodes.
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Light-emitting conjugated polymer.


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250 mg in glass insert

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Organic Semiconductor Laser Materials

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What is the solubility of Product 541443, Poly[2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene]?
Per our quality control testing, this product is soluble in toluene with heat and sonication at a concentration of 0.02 g/L.
What is the glass transition temperature (Tg) of Product 541443, Poly[2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene]?
Unfortunately, the glass transition temperature (Tg) is not determined for this product.
Can Product 541443, Poly[2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene], efficiently convert light to electricity?
The polyphenylenevinylene (PPV) polymers themselves do not convert light to electricity very efficiently.  They need to be blended with an electron transport material. The best material for this is a fullerene material called [6,6]-Phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM, offered as #684430, 684449, 684457). There are several references that discuss polymer-fullerene heterojunctions.  One paper on this subject is Brabec, C.J.; et. al. Applied Physics Letters, 80, 1288 (2002).
Does Product 541443, Poly[2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene], contain a dopant?
This product does not contain a dopant.
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Functionalized Fullerenes: Nanomaterials for Organic Electronics

Fullerenes, the older nanomaterial relatives of carbon nanotubes, continue to stimulate advances in applied and fundamental science. Fullerenes are excellent electron acceptors and can be chemically ...
Material Matters 2007, 2.1, 18.
Keywords: Electronics, Help, Material Matters, Nanotubes, Organic electronics, Semiconductor, Solvents, Type

High-Performance Semiconductor Polymers Based on Diketopyrrolopyrrole and Thienothiophene

Tony Wigglesworth, Yiliang Wu, Cuong Vong and Matthew Heuft Xerox Research Centre of Canada, Mississauga ON, L5K 2L1 Email:
Keywords: Electronics, Nucleic acid annealing, Printed electronics, Semiconductor, Solar cells, Solvents

Light-Emitting Polymers

Conjugated polymers with long range p-electron delocalization behave as processable organic “metals” in their doped state and as semiconducting materials in their neutral undoped state.1–3 Many undop...
Prof. Qibing Pei
Material Matters 2007, 2.3, 26.
Keywords: Absorption, Alkylations, Applications, Bacterial conjugations, Catalysis, Condensations, Environmental, Grignard Reaction, Infrared spectroscopy, Materials Science, Phase transitions, Polymerization reactions, Radical polymerization, Semiconductor, Solar cells, Solvents, Spectra, Suzuki coupling, Suzuki reactions, Type

Organic Semiconductor Laser Materials

Over recent years, a wide variety of challenges aiming for electrical pumping of organic laser diodes have been addressed. However, organic laser diodes have difficulty gaining widespread application...
Chihaya Adachi, Hajime Nakanotani
Material Matters 2009, 4.3, 74.
Keywords: Absorption, Amplification, Electronics, Infrared spectroscopy, Nitrogen phosphorus detector, Organic electronics, Recombination, Semiconductor, Spectra, Type

PCBM-Based n-Type Semiconductors

Unique chemistry and physics of fullerene (C60) materials continue to stimulate advances in applied and fundamental science. Fullerenes are known as excellent electron acceptors and can be chemically...
Keywords: Absorption, Diffusion, Electronics, Organic electronics, Photosynthesis, Reductions, Semiconductor, Solar cells, Solvents

Synthesis of Mesoporous Materials

Mespoporous materials, also known as mesoporous molecular sieves, are a class of 3D-nanostructures with well-defined mesoscale (2–50 nm diameter) pores and surface areas up to 1000 m2/g.1 In terms of...
Material Matters 2008, 3.1, 17.
Keywords: Absorption, Applications, Catalog, Catalysis, Condensations, Diffusion, Material Matters, Methods, Sol-gel

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