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[6,6]-Phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester


Synonym: 1-[3-(Methoxycarbonyl)propyl]-1-phenyl-[6.6]C61, 3′H-Cyclopropa[1,9] [5,6]fullerene-C60-Ih-3′-butanoic acid 3′-phenyl methyl ester, PCBM, [60]PCBM



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Quality Level   100
description   functionalized fullerene
assay   >99.5%
Orbital energy   HOMO 6.1 eV 
  LUMO 3.7 eV 
semiconductor properties   N-type (mobility=0.21 cm2/V·s)
SMILES string   COC(=O)CCCC2(c1ccccc1)[C]3=4c5c6c7c8c9c%10c(c%11c%12c3c%13c5c%14c%15c6c%16c7c%17c9c%18c%19c%10c%20c%11c%21c%12c%22c%13c%23c%14c%24c%15c%25c%16c%26c%17c%18c%27c%28c%19c%20c%29c%21c%30c%22c%23c%31c%24c%32c%25c%26c%27c%33c%28c%29c%30c%31c%32%33)[C]2=48


General description

(6,6)-Phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester ((60) PCBM) is a methanofullerene that has a better diffusion in organic molecules than fullerenes (C60). It has a high electron mobility which allows it to be used as an electron acceptor in major electrochemical applications.

[6,6]-Phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester ([60]PCBM) is a methanofullerene that has a better diffusion in organic molecules than fullerenes (C60). It has high electron mobility, which allows it to be used as an electron acceptor in major electrochemical applications.


(60)PCBM is an n-type semi-conductor widely used as an a electron transport material with low cost and high surface area in different energy based applications like organic photovoltaics, perovskite solar cells, field effect transistors and photodetectors.

[60]PCBM is an n-type semi-conductor with low cost and high surface area. It is widely used as an electron transport material in various energy-based applications like organic photovoltaics, perovskite solar cells, field effect transistors, and photodetectors.

Soluble n-channel organic semiconductor. For use as an n-type layer in plastic electronics, especially bulk heterojunction OFETs and photovoltaic cells (PVs).


100, 500 mg in glass insert

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
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