Synthesis of conjugated polymers with complex architecture for photovoltaic applications

Anton Kiriy, Frederik C Krebs

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A common approach to bulk heterojunction solar cells involves a “trialand- error” approach in finding optimal kinetically unstable morphologies. An alternative approach assumes the utilization of complex polymer architectures, such as donor–acceptor block copolymers. Because of a covalent preorganization of the donor and acceptor components, these materials may form desirable morphologies at thermodynamic equilibrium. This chapter reviews synthetic approaches to such architectures and shows the first photovoltaic results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElementary Processes in Organic Photovoltaics
Number of pages26
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-28336-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-28338-8
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesAdvances in Polymer Science


  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Catalyst-transfer polycondensation
  • Covalent preorganization
  • Donor-acceptor block copolymer
  • Grafting-from
  • Grafting-through
  • Graftingto
  • Hairy particles
  • Morphology
  • PCBM
  • Self-assembly
  • Suzuki chain-growth polycondensation

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