UV-Cross-linkable Donor-Acceptor Polymers Bearing a Photostable Conjugated Backbone for Efficient and Stable Organic Photovoltaics Academic Article uri icon


  • High-performance photovoltaic polymers bearing cross-linkable function together with a photorobust conjugated backbone are highly desirable for organic solar cells to achieve both high device efficiency and long-term stability. In this study, a family of such polymers is reported based on poly[(2,5-bis(2-hexyldecyloxy)phenylene)-alt-(5,6-difluoro-4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c]-[1,2,5]thiadiazole)] (PPDT2FBT), a high-performance photovoltaic donor–acceptor polymer, with different contents of terminal vinyl-appended side chains for cross-linking. The polymers were named PPDT2FBT-Vx and prepared by varying the feeding ratio (x mol %, x = 0, 5, 10, and 15) of the vinyl-appended monomer in polymerization. It was found that the vinyl integration did not sacrifice the original high photovoltaic performance of the polymers, as evidenced by comparable average power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) (6.95, 7.02, and 7.63%) observed for optimized devices based on PPDT2FBT-V0, PPDT2FBT-V5, and PPDT2FBT-V10, respectively,...

publication date

  • January 1, 2018