An influence of monomeric porphyrin structure on the electropolymerized photoactive electrode for polymer solar cells

Kensuke Takechi, Naoko Takahashi, Tohru Shiga, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Sunao Yamada

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Abstract

We have fabricated and compared photocurrent generation properties of electropolymerized films consisting of 2,2'-bithiophene and a porphyrin derivative, 5,10,15,20-tetra(3-thienyl)-21H,23H-porphyrin or 5,10,15,20-tetra(2-thienyl)-21H,23H-porphyrin. It was found that the location and the concentration of porphyrin moieties in the films were different between the two porphyrin monomers, and the polymer film with the former porphyrin gave larger photocurrent than the latter. The result indicates that the molecular design of the polymer electrode is very important for effective photocurrent generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-14
Number of pages5
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume538
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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