Department of Physics
Hole-Transporting Spirothioxanthene Derivatives as Donor Materials for Efficient Small-Molecule-Based Organic Photovoltaic Devices
© 2014 American Chemical Society. A new class of hole-transporting spirothioxanthene derivatives has been synthesized and characterized. Their photophysical, electrochemical and thermal properties have been studied. These compounds exhibit high hole mobilities of up to 1 × 10-3 cm2 V-1 s-1, determined by using thin film transistor technique. In addition, these spirothioxanthene derivatives are promising donor materials in the construction of high performance organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices. With a very low dopant concentration of 7%, highly efficient small molecule-based OPV devices with high short-circuit current density of 10.83 mA cm-2, open-circuit voltage of 0.94 V, and high power conversion efficiency of 5.40% (the highest PCE of 5.46%) have been realized.
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Chemistry of Materials
American Chemical Society
Link to Publisher's Edition
Chan, Chin-Yiu, Yi-Chun Wong, Mei-Yee Chan, Sin-Hang Cheung, Shu-Kong So, and Vivian Wing-Wah Yam. "Hole-Transporting Spirothioxanthene Derivatives as Donor Materials for Efficient Small-Molecule-Based Organic Photovoltaic Devices." Chemistry of Materials 26.22 (2014): 6585-6594.