average Mn 40,000-70,000

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Band gap: 2.3 eV

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mol wt

average Mn 40,000-70,000


λex 493 nm; λem 554 nm in toluene

Orbital energy

HOMO -5.3 eV 
LUMO -3 eV 

OLED Device Performance


  • 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


  • 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 %



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General description

MEH-PPV is a conducting organic semiconductor which has low molecular weight and hydrophobic characteristics. It is a poly(phenylenevinylene) (PPV) derivative and a conjugating polymer with highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) below the fermi level of gold.
Light-emitting conjugated polymer.


Conducting polymer in solar cells and carbon nanotube OLEDs. Useful in producing bright and efficient white polymeric light emitting diodes.
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MEH-PPV can form a nanocomposite with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by spin coating that can be used for H2S gas sensors. It can also be used as a conducting polymer which results in the formation of a low-cost dopant free hole transporting material (HTM) for the fabrication of perovskite solar cells with a power efficiency of 9.65%. MEH-PPV can be blended with PCPDTBT for use as a sensitizer for dye sensitized photo sensors (DSPS).


250 mg in glass insert
1 g in glass bottle

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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).

  8. 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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