Macromolecular Symposia

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August 16, 2013

Functional Polymers: Novel Cyclopentadithiophene-Based D–A Copolymers for Organic Photovoltaic Cell Applications

Functional Polymers: Novel Cyclopentadithiophene-Based D–A Copolymers for Organic Photovoltaic Cell Applications

Fedor V. Drozdov, Ekaterina N. Myshkovskaya, Diana K. Susarova, Pavel A. Troshin, Olga D. Fominykh, Marina Yu. Balakina, Artem V. Bakirov, Maxim A.

Shcherbina, Jinwoo Choi, Denis Tondelier, Mikhail I. Buzin, Sergei N. Chvalun, Abderrahim Yassar and Sergei A. Ponomarenko*


A series of donor–acceptor copolymers based on cyclopentadithiophene and dithienosilol are synthesized via the Suzuki coupling reaction and used in polymer solar cells. The influence of silicon versus carbon atoms on the light harvesting properties of the copolymers is estimated and the phase behavior of the copolymers with linear and branched alkyl side groups is compared.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201300328

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