A high molecular weight triisopropylsilylethynyl (TIPS)-benzodithiophene and diketopyrrolopyrrole-based copolymer for high performance organic photovoltaic cells†
A high-molecular-weight conjugated polymer consisting of alternating TIPS-substituted benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene (BDT) and diketopyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole (DPP) was synthesized by Suzuki cross-coupling and characterized for use in high performance OPVs. Good structural order, self-assembly in spun-cast films, and carrier mobility were observed. PTIPSBDT–DPP showed an OFET hole mobility of up to 0.12 cm2 V−1 s−1. Power conversion efficiencies of up to 8.0% were demonstrated for OPV devices.