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Random D1–A1–D1–A2 terpolymers based on diketopyrrolopyrrole and benzothiadiazolequinoxaline (BTQx) derivatives for high-performance polymer solar cells

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We synthesized and characterized a series of new random terpolymers composed of two electron-accepting blocks, diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) and benzothiadiazolequinoxaline (BTQx), and one electron-donating benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene (BDT) unit with different molar ratios of the BTQx block to DPP block (25%, 50%, and 75% BTQx). The random terpolymers compositional effects on the physicochemical properties and photovoltaic performances were studied. Different compositions of DPP and BTQx blocks in the conjugated backbone of the terpolymers had a crucial effect on the electrochemical and optical properties of the random terpolymers. These terpolymers were employed as a donor along with PC71BM as an acceptor for solution-processed polymer solar cells. Among all the terpolymers, P13 (BDT–DPP50–BTQx50) with a monomer composition of BTQx and DPP (50 : 50) blocks showed excellent light-collecting ability, high charge-carrier mobility, and a low-lying HOMO energy level. PSCs based on P13 (BDT–DPP50–BTQx50) exhibited a Voc of 0.86 V, a Jsc of 15.74 mA cm−2, and an FF of 0.68, leading to a high PCE of 9.20%, which is higher than that for D–A copolymers, i.e., P11 (7.37%) and P15 (8.11%). These results demonstrate that random terpolymerization is a simple and practical approach for optimization of a conjugated polymer donor for efficient polymer solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Random D1–A1–D1–A2 terpolymers based on diketopyrrolopyrrole and benzothiadiazolequinoxaline (BTQx) derivatives for high-performance polymer solar cells

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Submitted
23 Nov 2018
Accepted
22 Feb 2019
First published
25 Feb 2019

New J. Chem., 2019,43, 5325-5334
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Random D1–A1–D1–A2 terpolymers based on diketopyrrolopyrrole and benzothiadiazolequinoxaline (BTQx) derivatives for high-performance polymer solar cells

M. L. Keshtov, S. A. Kuklin, I. O. Konstantinov, I. E. Ostapov, E. E. Makhaeva, A. Yu. Nikolaev, Zh. Xie, Y. Zou and G. D. Sharma, New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 5325
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ05905E

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