Organic donor-σ-acceptor molecules based-on 5,5′-(9,10-bis((4- hexylphenyl)ethynyl)anthracene-2,6-diyl)bis(ethyne-2,1-diyl)bis(2- hexylthiophene)

Jicheol Shin, Tae Wan Lee, Nam Su Kang, Kyung Hwan Kim, Jae Min Hong, Dong Hoon Choi

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New donor-σ-acceptor (D-σ-A) molecules of (HAT)-n(PCBM) (where n = 1 and 2; PCBM refers to [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester and HAT refers to 5,5′-(9,10-bis((4-hexylphenyl)ethynyl)anthracene-2,6-diyl) bis(ethyne-2,1-diyl)bis(2-hexylthiophene)) were successfully synthesized for studying the intermolecular association behavior and their possible applications of these molecules to photovoltaic (PV) devices. In PV devices, (HAT)-n(PCBM) gave a reasonably high power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 0.18-0.44% with an open circuit voltage (V oc) ranging from 0.42 to 0.51 V without adding extra amount of PCBM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1335-1342
Number of pages8
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number15-16
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sept

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF 2012008797) and by Priority Research Centers Program through the NRF funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (NRF 20120005860). D.H. Choi particularly thanks for the support by 21st century Frontier Research Program (F0004011201134100200051196F0004000201134, 2011).


  • Anthracene
  • Conjugated molecules
  • Donor-σ-acceptor
  • PCBM
  • Photovoltaic cell
  • Semiconductor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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