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/Al6
• 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/Al4
• 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.3

Conducting polymer in solar cells1 and carbon nanotube OLEDs.2 Useful in producing bright and efficient white polymeric light emitting diodes.
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Light-emitting conjugated polymer.


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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...
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Material Matters 2007, 2.3, 26.
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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...
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1. Takahashi, K., et al. Chem. Lett. 33, 1042, (2004)

2. Yang, M.; Zhang, Q. J. Mater. Sci. 39, 3777, (2004)

3. Shen, F.; et al. Semi. Sci. Tech. 22, L16, (2006)

4. Electrochemical In-Situ Conductivity Measurements for Thin Film of Li1-xMn2O4 Spinel Nishizawa, M.; et al. Chem. Mater. 12, 1367-1371, (2000)

5. Polymer Photovoltaic Cells: Enhanced Efficiencies via a Network of Internal Donor-Acceptor Heterojunctions Yu, G.; et al. Science 270, 1789-1791 , (1995)

6. Polybenzobisazoles Are Efficient Electron Transport Materials for Improving the Performance and Stability of Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes Jenekhe, S. A.; et al. Chem. Mater. 14, 4775 - 4780, (2002)

Exciton harvesting, charge transfer, and charge-carrier transport in amorphous-silicon nanopillar/polymer hybrid solar cells Gowrishankar, V.; Scully, S.; Chan, A.; et al. J. Appl. Phys. 103, 064511, (2008)

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