Post-polymerization ketalization for improved organic photovoltaic materials

Christian B. Nielsen, R. Shahid Ashraf, Stephan Rossbauer, Thomas Anthopoulos, Iain McCulloch

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Poor organic photovoltaic device performance of a ketone-functionalized benzotrithiophene polymer with desirable frontier energy levels and a broad absorption in the visible region is successfully addressed through a new postpolymerization ketalization approach. Hereby, the initial ketone-functionalized polymer is converted to two different ketal derivatives, which show superior processability leading to significantly enhanced photovoltaic device performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7727-7732
Number of pages6
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 8 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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