1-(3-Methoxycarbonyl)propyl-2-selenyl-[6,6]-methanofullerene as a n-Type Material for Organic Solar Cells

Shih-Ching Chuang, Chih-Wei Chiu, Shang-Chieh Chien, Chih-Wei Chu, Fang-Chung Chen
2011 Synthetic metals  
Demand for green and renewable energy is stimulating research into future materials for energy production. Thin films of materials possessing both electron accepting and donating functions play a unique role in solar energy technology because of their light weight, flexibility, and economical, low-temperature, and large-area fabrication. A [60]fullerene derivative, [6,6]-2-selenyl-C 61 -butyric acid methyl ester (SeCBM), has been synthesized in three steps, namely through Friedel-Crafts
more » ... n of selenophene, hydrazone formation and Bamford-Steven reaction. Organic photovoltaic device incorporating SeCBM and the conducting polymer P3HT exhibited an average power conversion efficiency of 3.26% and a champion efficiency as high as 3.81% under AM 1.5G irradiation.
doi:10.1016/j.synthmet.2011.04.021 fatcat:2zunb6gmvzc5phweozypgox5ce