753955 Sigma-Aldrich


99% (HPLC)

Synonym: 1′,1′′,4′,4′′-Tetrahydro-di[1,4]methanonaphthaleno[1,2:2′,3′,56,60:2′′,3′′][5,6]fullerene-C60, C60 derivative, indene-C60 bisadduct

  • CAS Number 1207461-57-1

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C78H16

  • Molecular Weight 952.96

  •  NACRES NA.23



Related Categories 3D Printing Materials for Research and Development, Acceptor Materials, Carbon Nanomaterials, Fullerene Acceptor Materials, Fullerenes,
Quality Level   100
assay   99% (HPLC)
loss   0.5 wt. % TGA, 235 °C
mp   253-260 °C
Orbital energy   LUMO 3.67 eV (CV)
OPV Device Performance   ITO/PEDOT:PSS/P3HT: ICBA (1:1)/Al
• Short-circuit current density (Jsc): 10.82 mA/cm2
• Open-circuit voltage (Voc): 0.78 V
• Fill Factor (FF): 0.56
• Power Conversion Efficiency (PCE): 4.65 %
• Short-circuit current density (Jsc): 10.53 mA/cm2
• Open-circuit voltage (Voc): 0.83 V
• Fill Factor (FF): 0.60
• Power Conversion Efficiency (PCE): 5.26 %


General description

ICBA is a C60 derivative that can be synthesized from C60 and indene. It is an acceptor material with shallow lowest occupied molecular orbital(LUMO) which can be used to enhance the performance of polymeric solar cells(PSCs).


ICBA can be used with poly(3-hexylthiophene)(P3HT) as an active layer which can be used in the fabrication of organic solar cells(OSCs).ICBA in combination with thiazolo-thiazolo can be used as a donor. It can be blended with PCBM for photovoltaic based application.


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Safety Information

GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
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