Z-Shaped Fused-Chrysene Electron Acceptors for Organic Photovoltaics

Bing Lu, Yiqun Xiao, Tengfei Li, Kuan Liu, Xinhui Lu, Jiarong Lian, Pengju Zeng, Junle Qu, Xiaowei Zhan

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A new fused-chrysene electron-donating core is synthesized, where chrysene is condensed with two thiophenes via two dihydrobenzene rings. Based on this building block coupled with two electron-accepting end groups of 1,1-dicyanomethylene-3-indanone, a new Z-shaped fused-ring electron acceptor, FCIC, is designed and synthesized. FCIC shows intense absorption in the 500-850 nm region, with a maximum molar absorptivity of 1.5 × 105 M-1 cm-1, a bandgap of 1.50 eV, and a charge mobility of 2.5 × 10-4 cm2 V-1 s-1. The ternary organic photovoltaic cells based on PTB7-Th/F8IC/FCIC yield an efficiency of 12.6%, higher than that of the binary cells of PTB7-Th/F8IC (10.7%) and PTB7-Th/FCIC (7.21%). Relative to the PTB7-Th/F8IC binary blend, the addition of FCIC leads to improvement in the open-circuit voltage, short-circuit current, and fill factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33006-33011
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2019


  • chrysene
  • fused-ring electron acceptor
  • nonfullerene acceptor
  • organic photovoltaic
  • Z-shaped

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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