J Am Chem Soc 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.
Department of Chemistry, the Center for Light Energy Activated Redox Processes (LEAP), and the Materials Research Center (MRC), Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208, United States.
The end-capping group (EG) is the essential electron-withdrawing component of nonfullerene acceptors (NFAs) in bulk heterojunction (BHJ) organic solar cells (OSCs). To systematically probe the impact of two frequent EG functionalization strategies, π-extension and halogenation, in A-DAD-A type NFAs, we synthesized and characterized four such NFAs: , , , and . To assess the relative importance of these strategies, we contrast these NFAs with the baseline acceptors, and . Read More