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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 33, Number 9
BKCSDE 33(9)
September 20, 2012 


2-Hexylthieno[3,2-b]thiophene-substituted Anthracene Derivatives for Organic Field Effect Transistors and Photovoltaic Cells

Soyoung Jo, Jung A Hur, Kyung Hwan Kim, Tae Wan Lee, Jicheol Shin, Kyung Seok Hwang, Byung Doo Chin, Dong Hoon Choi*
Anthracene, Semiconductor, Field effect transistor, Photovoltaic cell
Novel 2-hexylthieno[3,2-b]thiophene-containing conjugated molecules have been synthesized via a reduction reaction using tin chloride in an acidic medium. They exhibited good solubility in common organic solvents and good self-film and crystal-forming properties. The single-crystalline objects were fabricated by a solvent slow diffusion process and then were employed for fabricating field-effect transistors (FETs) along with thinfilm transistors (TFTs). TFTs made of 5 and 6 exhibited carrier mobility as high as 0.10-0.15 cm2V−1s−1. The single-crystal-based FET made of 6 showed 0.70 cm2V−1s−1 which was relatively higher than that of the 5-based FET (μ = 0.23 cm2V−1s−1). In addition, we fabricated organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells with new 2-hexylthieno [3,2-b]thiophene-containing conjugated molecules and methanofullerene [6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PC61BM) without thermal annealing. The ternary system for a bulk heterojunction (BHJ) OPV cell was elaborated using PC61BM and two p-type conjugated molecules such as 5 and 7 for modulating the molecular energy levels. As a result, the OPV cell containing 5, 7, and PC61BM had improved results with an open-circuit voltage of 0.90 V, a short-circuit current density of 2.83 mA/cm2, and a fill factor of 0.31, offering an overall power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 0.78%, which was larger than those of the devices made of only molecule 5 (η ~ 0.67%) or 7 (η ~ 0.46%) with PC61BM under identical weight compositions.
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