772410

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PTB7

average Mw 80,000-200,000, PDI ≤3.0

Synonym(s):
Poly({4,8-bis[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene-2,6-diyl}{3-fluoro-2-[(2-ethylhexyl)carbonyl]thieno[3,4-b]thiophenediyl})
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
(C41H53FO4S4)n
CAS Number:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

description

Band gap: 1.84 eV

mol wt

average Mw 80,000-200,000

solubility

chlorobenzene: soluble
chloroform: soluble
dichlorobenzene: soluble

λmax

680 nm (thin film)

Orbital energy

HOMO -5.15 eV 
LUMO -3.31 eV 

Mw/Mn

2.4 +/- 0.6

PDI

≤3.0

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General description

PTB7 is a semiconducting polymer used in organic photovoltaics with an energy efficiency of 9.15%. It can act as an electron donor with narrow optical band gaps and excellent π-π conjugation while forming a nanocomposite with fullerenes.

Application

It is majorly used as an active layer that enhances the overall performance by increasing the light absorption and improving the electron mobility of polymeric solar cells (PSCs).
High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells (OPVs)
OPV Device Structure: ITO/PEDOT:PSS/PTB7 :PC71BM/Ca/Al
  • JSC = 14.9 mA/cm2
  • VOC = 0.75 V
  • FF = 0.69
  • PCE = 7.4%

Packaging

100 mg in glass insert

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Sylvia J Lou et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133(51), 20661-20663 (2011-12-01)
Processing additives are used in organic photovoltaic systems to optimize the active layer film morphology. However, the actual mechanism is not well understood. Using X-ray scattering techniques, we analyze the effects of an additive diiodooctane (DIO) on the aggregation of...
For the bright future-bulk heterojunction polymer solar cells with power conversion efficiency of 7.4%.
Yongye Liang et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 22(20), E135-E138 (2010-07-20)
Highly efficient tandem polymer photovoltaic cells
Sista S, et al.
Advanced Materials, 22(3), 380-383 (2010)
Effect of Active Layer Thickness on the Performance of Polymer Solar Cells Based on a Highly Efficient Donor Material of PTB7-Th
Zang Y, et al.
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122(29), 16532-16539 (2018)
ZnO: CNT assisted charge transport in PTB7: PCBM blend organic solar cell
Oseni SO, et al.
Journal of alloys and compounds, 748(1), 216-222 (2018)
Articles
The development of high-performance conjugated organic molecules and polymers has received widespread attention in industrial and academic research.
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Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) represent a low-cost, lightweight, and scalable alternative to conventional solar cells. While significant progress has been made in the development of conventional bulk heterojunction cells, new approaches are required to achieve the performance and stability necessary to enable commercially successful OPVs.
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Professor Chen (Nankai University, China) and his team explain the strategies behind their recent record-breaking organic solar cells, reaching a power conversion efficiency of 17.3%.
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