Conjugated poly-ynes and poly(metalla-ynes) incorporating thiophene-based spacers for solar cell (SC) applications

Muhammad S. Khan, Mohammed K. Al-Suti, Jayapal Maharaja, Ashanul Haque, Rayya Al-Balushi, Paul R. Raithby

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Abstract

Solar cells (SCs) are of considerable current research interest because of their potential as a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Researchers across the globe are developing novel polymeric materials with enhanced power conversion efficiency (PCE). Conjugated poly-ynes and poly(metalla-ynes) incorporating late transition metals and thiophene-based spacers have played a very important role in this strategic area of materials research. The performance of the SCs can be optimized by varying the conjugated spacers and/or the metal ions along the polymer backbone. Therefore, an analysis of structure-photovoltaic property relationships in poly-ynes and poly(metalla-ynes) is desirable as a guide for the development of new functional materials for use in SCs. Keeping the importance of this strategic topic in mind, herein we present a brief review on conjugated poly-ynes and poly(metalla-ynes) incorporating thiophene-based spacers that have potential SC applications. Attempts have been made to correlate the photovoltaic performance of the SCs to the chemical structure of thiophene-incorporated poly-ynes and poly(metalla-ynes). The performance of SCs is also strongly influenced by other factors such as morphology and device structure.

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JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jul 29 2015

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Keywords

  • Band gap
  • Metalla-yne
  • Power conversion efficiency
  • Thienyl
  • Thiophene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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Conjugated poly-ynes and poly(metalla-ynes) incorporating thiophene-based spacers for solar cell (SC) applications. / Khan, Muhammad S.; Al-Suti, Mohammed K.; Maharaja, Jayapal; Haque, Ashanul; Al-Balushi, Rayya; Raithby, Paul R.

In: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 29.07.2015.

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Khan, Muhammad S. ; Al-Suti, Mohammed K. ; Maharaja, Jayapal ; Haque, Ashanul ; Al-Balushi, Rayya ; Raithby, Paul R. / Conjugated poly-ynes and poly(metalla-ynes) incorporating thiophene-based spacers for solar cell (SC) applications. In: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 2015.
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