Synthesis and characterization of an anthracene-based low band gap polymer for photovoltaic devices

In Hwan Jung, Hoyeon Kim, Wonho Lee, Byung Jun Jung, Han Young Woo, Seunghyup Yoo, Hong Ku Shim

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We have synthesized an anthracene-based conjugated polymer, poly[(9,10-bis(oct-1-ynyl) anthracene)-alt-(5,6-bis(octyloxy)-4,7-bis(thiophen- 2-yl)benzo-[c][1,2,5]-thiadiazole)] (PANTBT), for application in organic photovoltaic devices. It exhibited a number average molecular weight of 14,300 g/mol and was fairly soluble in ch lilorinated organic solven ts due to flexible octynyl- and octy-loxy side chains on the P a nthracene and benzoth iadiazole moieties. P ANTBT showed absorption covering 300-660 nm. Through the bond alternation betwee ifn the electron-sufficient anthracene (and thiophene) and electron-deficient benzothiadiazole units, a band gap of PANTBT was decreased to 1.89 eV, showing a deep HOMO level of -5.31 eV. As a result, PANTBT exhibited promising photovoltaic properties with a PCE value of 1.90% (Voc = 0.77 V, Jsc = -6.50 mA/cm2, FF = 0.38) upon blending with PC71BM under AM 1.5G.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6422-6426
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Anthracene
  • Benzothiadiazole
  • Conjugated polymers
  • Photovoltaics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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