1-(3-Methoxycarbonyl)propyl-2-selenyl-[6,6]-methanofullerene as a n-Type Material for Organic Solar Cells

Shih-Ching Chuang*, Chih Wei Chiu, Shang Chieh Chien, Chih Wei Chu, Fang-Chung Chen

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Demand for green and renewable energy is stimulating research into future materials for energy production. Thin films of materials possessing both electron accepting and donating functions play a unique role in solar energy technology because of their light weight, flexibility, and economical, low-temperature, and large-area fabrication. A [60]fullerene derivative, [6,6]-2-selenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (SeCBM), has been synthesized in three steps, namely through Friedel-Crafts acylation of selenophene, hydrazone formation and Bamford-Steven reaction. Organic photovoltaic device incorporating SeCBM and the conducting polymer P3HT exhibited an average power conversion efficiency of 3.26% and a champion efficiency as high as 3.81% under AM 1.5G irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1264-1269
Number of pages6
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number13-14
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2011


  • [60]Fullerene
  • Device
  • Organic solar cell
  • P3HT
  • Photovoltaic


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