Fuller-Rylenes: Paving the Way for Promising Acceptors

Jiajing Feng, Huiting Fu, Wei Jiang, Andong Zhang, Hwa Sook Ryu, Han Young Woo, Yanming Sun, Zhaohui Wang

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The hybridization of different acceptors remains a fertile ground awaiting exploration, to fully promote the properties of both components. The concept of this work is to exploit a new form of fuller-rylene hybrids as promising acceptors by integrating planar rylene dye and spherical fullerene for boosting the power conversion efficiency. The synthesis of the fuller-rylenes via a straightforward synthetic strategy by one-pot Pd-catalyzed cyclization can be scaled-up. Specifically, our strategy allows the supplements and enhancement of absorption in the visible region, much wider structural and electronic variations by installing R1 groups as well as decorating R2 on the perylene core at will, and good processability without compromising the superior characteristics of fullerene. Thus, bay-decorated fuller-rylene S-Fuller-PMI revealed a ground-breaking efficiency as high as 8.01%, even outperforming [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PC61BM) as a parallel comparison (7.09%). Our exploration paves a new way for the design of high-efficiency acceptors, which are promising alternatives to PC61BM in photovoltaic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29513-29519
Number of pages7
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 1

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  • fuller-rylene hybrids
  • fullerenes
  • organic photovoltaics
  • perylenes
  • promising acceptors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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