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light-emitting polymer

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Band gap: 2.2 eV

mol wt

Mn ~120,000


toluene, xylene, THF, chloroform, chlorobenzene, cyclohexanone: soluble


λex 485 nm; λem 555 nm in toluene

Orbital energy

HOMO -5.4 eV 
LUMO -3.2 eV 

OPV Device Performance


  • Short-circuit current density (Jsc): 0.96 mA/cm2
  • Open-circuit voltage (Voc): 0.78 V
  • Fill Factor (FF): 0.5
  • Power Conversion Efficiency (PCE): 0.5 %

  • Short-circuit current density (Jsc): 5.25 mA/cm2
  • Open-circuit voltage (Voc): 0.82 V
  • Fill Factor (FF): 0.61
  • Power Conversion Efficiency (PCE): 3.3 %

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General description

MDMO-PPV is a dialkoxy substituted poly(p-phenylenevinylene) (PPV) based conjugating polymer which has long side chains that form flexible films for organic electronics. It is a piezoresistant polymer with HOMO and LUMO orbital positions at 5.4 and 3.4 eV, respectively. MDMO-PPV forms an active layer that can be used in photoconductive and electroluminescent applications. Its processability and film-forming properties are superior to MEH-PPV.


MDMO-PPV can also be used in the fabrication of bulk heterojunction solar cells(BHJ).
MDMO-PPV can be blended with (6,6 phenyl C61- butyric acid methyl ester) (PCBM), which can be coated on indium tin oxide (ITO) to fabricate polymeric solar cells. It can also be used as a red light emitting polymer (LEP), which can be used in the fabrication of red-green-blue laser-based polymeric membranes.


250 mg in glass insert
1 g in glass bottle

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Certificate of Origin

Barry C Thompson et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 47(1), 58-77 (2007-11-29)
Fossil fuel alternatives, such as solar energy, are moving to the forefront in a variety of research fields. Polymer-based organic photovoltaic systems hold the promise for a cost-effective, lightweight solar energy conversion platform, which could benefit from simple solution processing
Influence of the solvent on the crystal structure of PCBM and the efficiency of MDMO-PPV: PCBM `plastic?solar cells
Rispens MT, et al.
Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), 7(17), 2116-2118 (2003)
Ultrathin, highly flexible and stretchable PLEDs
Nature Photonics, 7, 811-816 (2013)
Aerosol flow homogenization in the spray polyphenylene vinylene thin film deposition
Journal of Physics. Conference Series, 514(1), 012006-012006 (2014)
Effect of LiF/metal electrodes on the performance of plastic solar cells
Brabec, C. J.; et al.
Applied Physics Letters, 80, 1288-1288 (2002)


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