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Title: A deeper Insight into the Dithiocarbamate Precursor Route Synthesis of Soluble Poly(thienylene vinylene) Derivatives for Photovoltaic Applications
Authors: DILIEN, Hanne 
Lenes, Martijn
de Boer, Bert
Blom, Paul
CLEIJ, Thomas 
LUTSEN, Laurence 
Issue Date: 2010
Source: MACROMOLECULES, 43(24). p. 10231-10240
Abstract: The synthesis of, two new poly(thienylene vinylene) derivatives is described, i e poly(3 octyl-2,5 thienylene vinylene) (O-PTV) and poly(bis[octylpheny1-2,5 thienylene vinylene]) (BOP-PTV) Both polymers have been prepared via the dithiocarbamate (DTC) precursor route The polymerization protocol of the monomer toward the precursor polymer has been optimized by the use of different bases, leading to improved reproducibility of the polymerization step Processability has been guaranteed by the introduction of alkyl side chains Finally the precursor polymers were converted toward conjugated polymers and they were fully characterized by UV/vis, IR, GPC and cyclic voltammetry Bulk heterojunction solar cells with PCBM as acceptor showed promising power conversion efficiencies of 0 80% for BOP PTV and 0 92% for O-PTV
Notes: Vanderzande, D (reprint author),[Dilien, Hanne; Palmaerts, Arne; Cleij, Thomas J.; Vanderzande, Dirk] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res IMO, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Lutsen, Laurence; Vanderzande, Dirk] IMEC, Div IMOMEC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Lenes, Martijin; de Boer, Bert; Blom, Paul] Univ Groningen, NL-9747 AG Groningen, Netherlands.
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ISSN: 0024-9297
e-ISSN: 1520-5835
DOI: 10.1021/ma102101e
ISI #: 000285429400012
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2012
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