Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.653, No.1, 78-83, 2017
Synthesis and characterization conjugated oligomer based on phenothiazine derivative
An acceptor-donor-acceptor (A-D-A) type oligomer based on benzothiadiazole and phenothiazine, 3,7-bis-[5-(7-methyl-benzo[1,2,5]thiadiazol-4-yl)-thiophen-2-yl]-10-(2-octyl-dodecyl)-10H-phenothiazine (PTBT), is synthesized by the Suzuki Coupling reaction. In addition, we introduce thiophene (T) ring as a -bridge to extend the effective conjugation length. To investigate the effect of combination between strong electron donor and strong electron withdrawing on the diverse properties of conjugated oligomer on PTBT, optical and electrochemical properties are examined using UV-Vis absorption spectra and cyclic volatommograms (CV) that revealing HOMO/LUMO level at -5.36eV/-3.18eV with an optical band gap of 2.18eV, respectively. Inverted-type organic solar cells (OSCs) with a configuration of ITO/ZnO/PTBT:PC71BM/MoO3/Al are fabricated. Maximum power conversion efficiency of the organic solar cells (OSCs) based on PTBT is showed up to 0.44% with a short-circuit current density (J(sc)) of - 1.63mA/cm(2), V-oc of 0.87V, and fill factor (FF) of 30.9%.