Macromolecules, Vol.46, No.4, 1337-1342, 2013
Bridgehead Imine Substituted Cyclopentadithiophene Derivatives: An Effective Strategy for Band Gap Control in Donor-Acceptor Polymers
Bridgehead imine substituted cyclopentadithiophene structural units offer the opportunity to modify the electronic properties, in particular, the HOMO-LUMO energy levels of donor-acceptor polymers with unprecedented precision. Utilizing a common synthetic pathway, copolymers with high average molecular weights, a variety of functionality, and properties suitable for solar cell incorporation can be generated. The fabrication of organic photovoltaic devices with these new materials is demonstrated.