p–π Conjugated Polymers Based on Stable Triarylborane with n-Type Behavior in Optoelectronic Devices

Bin Meng, Yi Ren, Jun Liu, Frieder Jaekle, Lixiang Wang

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Abstract

p–π conjugation with embedded heteroatoms offers unique opportunities to tune the electronic structure of conjugated polymers. An approach is presented to form highly electron-deficient p–π conjugated polymers based on triarylboranes, demonstrate their n-type behavior, and explore device applications. By combining alternating [2,4,6-tris(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]di(thien-2-yl)borane (FBDT) and electron-deficient isoindigo (IID)/pyridine-flanked diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPPPy) units, we achieve low-lying lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) and highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energy levels, high electron mobilities, and broad absorptions in the visible region. All-polymer solar cells with these polymers as electron acceptors exhibit encouraging photovoltaic performance with power conversion efficiencies of up to 2.83 %. These results unambiguously prove the n-type behavior and demonstrate the photovoltaic applications of p–π conjugated polymers based on triarylborane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2183-2187
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume57
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 19 2018

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Conjugated polymers
Optoelectronic devices
Molecular orbitals
Electrons
Boranes
Electron mobility
Pyridine
Electron energy levels
Conversion efficiency
Electronic structure
Polymers

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  • Chemistry(all)

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p–π Conjugated Polymers Based on Stable Triarylborane with n-Type Behavior in Optoelectronic Devices. / Meng, Bin; Ren, Yi; Liu, Jun; Jaekle, Frieder; Wang, Lixiang.

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