Near-infrared absorbing pyrrolopyrrole aza-BODIPY-based donor-acceptor polymers with reasonable photoresponse

Ru Feng, Narumi Sato, Mayuka Nomura, Akinori Saeki, Hajime Nakanotani, Chihaya Adachi, Takuma Yasuda, Hiroyuki Furuta, Soji Shimizu

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Designing near-infrared (NIR) absorbing donor-acceptor (D-A) polymers with photoresponse beyond 900 nm has remained a challenge in the area of organic photovoltaics (OPV) owing to the limited kinds of strong electron acceptors. Here we present the use of pyrrolopyrrole aza-BODIPY (PPAB) as a new acceptor group in D-A polymers in place of a conventional diketopyrrolopyrrole acceptor to achieve power conversion efficiencies up to 2.27% despite the ultra-small bandgap of 1.08 eV. The small photon energy loss of the PPAB-based D-A polymer and moderately high short-circuit current of 8.52 mA cm-2 arising from the panchromatic visible/NIR absorption guarantee PPAB as a potential building block of D-A polymers for NIR photovoltaics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8770-8776
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - Jul 14 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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