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Copper(II) phthalocyanine

Dye content >99 %

Synonym: CuPc, Phthalocyanine blue, Pigment Blue 15



Related Categories Infrared (IR) Dyes, Materials Science, Metal Complex Dopants and Dyes, Organic and Printed Electronics, Photoluminescent Materials,
composition   Dye content, >99%
absorption   λmax 678 nm
OLED Device Performance   ITO/CuPc/NPD/Alq3/C60/Mg:Ag3
• Color: green
• Max. Luminance: 17200 Cd/m2
• Color: red
• Max. Luminance: 2000 Cd/m2
• Turn-On Voltage: 7.5 V
  ITO/CuPc/NPD/CBP:FIrpic (6%)/BAlq3/LiF/Al5
• Color: blue
• Max. EQE: 4.5 %
OPV Device Performance   ITO/CuPc/PTCDA/In1
• Short-circuit current density (Jsc): 53.1 mA/cm2
• Open-circuit voltage (Voc): 0.57 V
• Fill Factor (FF): 0.61
• Power Conversion Efficiency (PCE): 4.2 %
• Short-circuit current density (Jsc): 18.8 mA/cm2
• Open-circuit voltage (Voc): 0.58 V
• Fill Factor (FF): 0.52
• Power Conversion Efficiency (PCE): 3.6 %



2 g in glass bottle

200 mg in glass bottle

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Protocols & Articles


Metal-Organic Complexes for Doping Organic Semiconductors and Surface Doping

The conductivity of organic semiconductors can be increased, and the barriers to charge-carrier injection from other materials can be reduced, by the use of highly reducing or oxidizing species to n-...
Stephen Barlow and Seth R. Marder
Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics and School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400, USA
Keywords: Chemical reactions, Deposition, Diffusion, Evaporation, Nitrogen phosphorus detector, Phase transitions, Photovoltaics, Redox Reactions, Reductions, Semiconductor, Solvents, Spectroscopy, Sublimation

Understanding and Successfully Applying Materials for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Hans Desilvestro, Yanek Hebting, Mikael Khan, Damion Milliken Dyesol, Queanbeyan NSW 2620, Australia Email: yhebting@dyesol.com
Keywords: Absorption, Adhesion, Adsorption, Bacterial conjugations, Calorimetry, Deposition, Diffusion, Electronics, Extinction coefficient, Hydroxylations, Ligands, Mass spectrometry, Nucleic acid annealing, Oxidations, PAGE, Printed electronics, Recombination, Reductions, Semiconductor, Solar cells, Solvents

Peer-Reviewed Papers


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1. 4.2% efficient organic photovoltaic cells with low series resistances Xue, J.; et al. Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 3013, (2004)

2. Very-high-efficiency double-heterostructure copper phthalocyanine/C60 photovoltaic cells Peumans, P.; Forrest, S. R. Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 126, (2001)

3. Contrast and efficiency enhancement in organic light-emitting devices utilizing high absorption and high charge mobility organic layers Xie, W. F.; et al. Opt. Express 14, 7954 - 7959, (2006)


4. Fabrication of large-scaled organic light emitting devices on the flexible substrates using low-pressure imprinting lithography Kao, P.; et al. IEEE Trans. Electron Devices 52, 1722 - 1726, (2005)

5. Recent progress of molecular organic electroluminescent materials and devices Hung, L.S.; et al. Mater. Sci. Eng. R. Rep. 39, 143 - 222, (2002)

Properties of copper (fluoro-)phthalocyanine layers deposited on epitaxial graphene. Ren J, Meng S, Wang YL, et al. J. Chem. Phys. 134(19), 194706, (2011)


Scanning tunneling microscopy investigation of self-assembled CuPc/F16CuPc binary superstructures on graphite. Huang YL, Li H, Ma J, et al. Langmuir 26(5), 3329-34, (2010)


Orbital specific chirality and homochiral self-assembly of achiral molecules induced by charge transfer and spontaneous symmetry breaking. Mugarza A, Lorente N, Ordejón P, et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(11), 115702, (2010)


Performance of an organic photodiode as an optical detector and its application to fluorometric flow-immunoassay for IgA. Miyake M, Nakajima H, Hemmi A, et al. Talanta 96, 132-9, (2012)


Surface-induced orientation control of CuPc molecules for the epitaxial growth of highly ordered organic crystals on graphene. Xiao K, Deng W, Keum JK, et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135(9), 3680-7, (2013)


Decorin accumulation contributes to the stromal opacities found in congenital stromal corneal dystrophy. Bredrup C, Stang E, Bruland O, et al. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 51(11), 5578-82, (2010)


Coaxial organic p-n heterojunction nanowire arrays: one-step synthesis and photoelectric properties. Cui QH, Jiang L, Zhang C, et al. Adv. Mater. 24(17), 2332-6, (2012)


In situ conductance measurements of copper phthalocyanine thin film growth on sapphire [0001]. Murdey R and Sato N J. Chem. Phys. 134(23), 234702, (2011)


Hierarchical nanostructures of copper(II) phthalocyanine on electrospun TiO(2) nanofibers: controllable solvothermal-fabrication and enhanced visible photocatalytic properties. Zhang M, Shao C, Guo Z, et al. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 3(2), 369-77, (2011)


Formation of organic crystalline nanopillar arrays and their application to organic photovoltaic cells. Hirade M, Nakanotani H, Yahiro M, et al. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 3(1), 80-3, (2011)


Chiral hierarchical molecular nanostructures on two-dimensional surface by controllable trinary self-assembly. Liu J, Chen T, Deng X, et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133(51), 21010-5, (2011)


Ultrasound-assisted adsorption of anionic nanoscale pigment on cationised cotton fabrics. Hao L, wang R, Liu J, et al. Carbohydr. Polym. 90(4), 1420-7, (2012)


Mica, a potential two-dimensional-crystal gate insulator for organic field-effect transistors. He Y, Dong H, Meng Q, et al. Adv. Mater. 23(46), 5502-7, (2011)


Colloidal dispersion stability of CuPc aqueous dispersions and comparisons to predictions of the DLVO theory for spheres and parallel face-to-face cubes. Dong J, Corti DS, Franses EI, et al. Langmuir 26(10), 6995-7006, (2010)


Spin-based diagnostic of nanostructure in copper phthalocyanine-C60 solar cell blends. Warner M, Mauthoor S, Felton S, et al. ACS Nano 6(12), 10808-15, (2012)


Dry etching of copper phthalocyanine thin films: effects on morphology and surface stoichiometry. Van Dijken JG and Brett MJ Molecules 17(9), 10119-30, (2012)


Investigations and application in piezoelectric phenol sensor of Langmuir-Schäfer films of a copper phthalocyanine derivative functionalized with bulky substituents. Giancane G, Basova T, Hassan A, et al. J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 377(1), 176-83, (2012)


Distinguishing polymorphs of the semiconducting pigment copper phthalocyanine by solid-state NMR and Raman spectroscopy. Shaibat MA, Casabianca LB, Siberio-Pérez DY, et al. J. Phys. Chem. B 114(13), 4400-6, (2010)


Growth of copper phthalocyanine rods on Au plasmon electrodes through micelle disruption methods. Chen WH, Ko WY, Chen YS, et al. Langmuir 26(4), 2191-5, (2010)


Optical, morphological and structural characterization of Langmuir-Schaefer films of a functionalized copper phthalocyanine. Giancane G, Filippo E, Manno D, et al. J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 363(1), 199-205, (2011)


Allergic contact dermatitis caused by the blue pigment VINAMON® Blue BX FW - a phthalocyanine blue in a vinyl glove. Weimann S, Skudlik C, and John SM J. Dtsch. Dermatol. Ges. 8(10), 820-2, (2010)


Interface doping of conjugated organic films by means of diffusion of atomic components from the surfaces of semiconductors and of metal oxides. Komolov AS, Akhremtchik SN, and Lazneva EF Spectrochim. Acta. A. Mol. Biomol. Spectrosc. 79(4), 708-11, (2011)


Latent fingermark visualisation using reduced-pressure sublimation of copper phthalocyanine. Williams G, ap Llwyd Dafydd H, Watts A, et al. Forensic Sci. Int. 204(1-3), e28-31, (2011)


Extracellular matrix in deoxycholic acid decellularized aortic heart valves. Bloch O, Erdbrügger W, Völker W, et al. Med. Sci. Monit. 18(12), BR487-92, (2012)


Possible utilization of acrylic paint and copper phthalocyanine pigment sludge for vermiculture. Majumdar D, Buch V, Macwan P, et al. Waste Manag Res 28(5), 423-9, (2010)


Merck 14,2520

Beil. 26,IV,4256

Corp MSDS 1 (2), 2473:B / FT-IR 2 (3), 4184:B / FT-IR 1 (2), 578:D / RegBook 1 (2), 2825:F / Sigma FT-IR 1 (2), 117:C / Stains and Dyes Ref, 222 / Structure Index 1, 451:A:5

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