Findings from Pusan National University in Aromatic Polycyclic Hydrocarbons Reported (Synthesis and Characterization of Phenanthrene-substituted Fullerene Derivatives as Electron Acceptors for P3HT-based Polymer Solar Cells)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- Fresh data on Aromatic Polycyclic Hydrocarbons are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Pusan, South Korea, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "9,10-Bis(bromomethyl)phenanthrene reacted with fullerenes via a Diels-Alder reaction to give phenanthrene-substituted fullerene mono-adducts (PCMA) and bis-adducts (PCBA) as electron acceptors for organic photovoltaic cells (OPVs). The syntheses of the fullerene derivatives were confirmed by H-1 C-13 NMR spectroscopy and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Pusan National University, "PCMA and PCBA showed better light absorption in the UV-visible region than PC61BM. Their electrochemical properties were measured using cyclic voltammetry. Accordingly, the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) energy levels of PCMA and PCBA were -3.66 and -3.57 eV, respectively. Photovoltaic cells were fabricated with a ITO/PEDOT:PSS/poly(3-hexylthiophene)(P3HT):acceptor/LiF7Al configuration, where P3HT and PCBA are the electron donors and acceptors, respectively."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The polymer solar cell fabricated using the P3HT:PCBA active layer showed a maximum power conversion efficiency of 0.71%."
For more information on this research see: Synthesis and Characterization of Phenanthrene-substituted Fullerene Derivatives as Electron Acceptors for P3HT-based Polymer Solar Cells. Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, 2014;35(6):1647-1653. Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society can be contacted at: Korean Chemical Soc, 635-4 Yeogsam-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-703, South Korea.
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from D. Mi, Pusan National University, Chem Inst Funct Mat, Pusan 609735, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include J.B. Park, F. Xu, H.U. Kim, J.H. Kim and D.H. Hwang.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Pusan, Fullerenes, South Korea, Electronics, Photovoltaic, Phenanthrenes, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemicals, Emerging Technologies, Aromatic Polycyclic Hydrocarbons
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