Department of Chemistry
Synthesis, characterization and photovoltaic properties of a low-bandgap platinum(II) polyyne functionalized with a 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene-benzothiadiazole hybrid spacer
The synthesis, characterization and optical spectroscopy of a deep blue platinum(II) polyyne functionalized with the (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-benzothiadiazole hybrid spacer (P1) and its dinuclear platinum molecular model complex (M1) are described. This metalated polymer P1 exhibits good thermal stability and possesses a narrow bandgap of 1.76 eV. Optical spectroscopic measurements of these materials reveal a substantial donor-acceptor interaction along the rigid backbone of the organometallic polyynes through the interaction of metal center and the conjugated tricyclic ligand. Preliminary study shows that P1: methanofullerene acceptor blend can be used as an active layer of bulk-heterojunction polymer solar cells. Photoexcitation of this blend layer in some yet-to-be optimized cells results in a photo-induced electron transfer from the π-conjugated metallopolyyne electron donor to [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester with a power conversion efficiency (PCE) close to 0.30% under air mass (AM1.5) simulated solar illumination. The power dependencies of the solar cell parameters (including the short-circuit current density, open-circuit voltage, fill-factor and PCE) were also studied. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Ethylenedioxythiophene, Metallopolymers, Photovoltaics, Platinum, Polyynes
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Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
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Wong, W., Wang, X., Zhang, H., Cheung, K., Fung, M., Djurišić, A., & Chan, W. (2008). Synthesis, characterization and photovoltaic properties of a low-bandgap platinum(II) polyyne functionalized with a 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene-benzothiadiazole hybrid spacer. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 693 (24), 3603-3612. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2008.08.025