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BODIPY-based conjugated polymers for broadband light sensing and harvesting applications

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Abstract

The synthesis of novel low band-gap polymers has significantly improved light sensing and harvesting in polymerfullerene devices. Here the synthesis of two low band-gap polymers based on the 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene core (BODIPY), and either bis(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (bis-EDOT) or its all-sulfur analogue bis(3,4-ethylenedithiathiophene) (bis-EDTT) are described. The polymers demonstrate ambipolar charge transport and are shown to be suitable for broadband light sensing and solar energy harvesting in solution-processable polymerfullerene devices.

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The article was received on 17 Apr 2012, accepted on 02 Jun 2012 and first published on 18 Jun 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32374E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 14119-14126
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    BODIPY-based conjugated polymers for broadband light sensing and harvesting applications

    D. Cortizo-Lacalle, C. T. Howells, S. Gambino, F. Vilela, Z. Vobecka, N. J. Findlay, A. R. Inigo, S. A. J. Thomson, P. J. Skabara and I. D. W. Samuel, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 14119
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32374E

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