Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2014, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (9): 1701-1716.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201403060 Previous Articles     Next Articles


张超, 孙莹, 戴斌, 张雪勤, 杨洪, 林保平, 郭玲香   

  1. 东南大学化学化工学院, 南京 211189
  • 收稿日期:2014-03-27 修回日期:2014-04-26 发布日期:2014-05-23
  • 通讯作者: 林保平
  • 基金资助:

    国家自然科学基金(Nos. 21304018, 21374016)和江苏省自然科学基金(Nos. BK20130619, BK20130617)资助项目.

Resent Progress in Side-Chain Engineering of Organic Photovoltaic Conjugated Polymer

Zhang Chao, Sun Ying, Dai Bin, Zhang Xueqin, Yang Hong, Lin Baoping, Guo Lingxiang   

  1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189
  • Received:2014-03-27 Revised:2014-04-26 Published:2014-05-23
  • Supported by:

    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21304018, 21374016) and the Jiangsu Provincial Natural Science Foundation (Nos. BK20130619, BK20130617).

Photovoltaic conjugated polymer materials are composed of π-conjugated backbone and flexible side chains. Their potential advantages of cost-effective production, fabrication on flexible and light weight substrates by roll-to-roll solution processing, capability to be fabricated into flexible devices and reduced environment impact have made them receive considerable attention in both academia and industry. In recent years, most of the interest has been directed into the optimization of main chain, while research on side-chain engineering of polymer is relatively few. Initially, side chains have been primarily utilized as solubilizing groups in organic photovoltaic conjugated polymers. However, roles which side chains play are far beyond. Accordingly, it has been found that side chains of organic conjugated polymer have a different impact on polymer absorption, emission, energy level, carrier mobility, nanoscale morphology and interfacial contact. Certainly enough, these findings have profound guiding significance on molecular structure design and optimization, blend microstructure, interfacial morphology, preparation methods and processing technology of device and so on. Moreover, based on ameliorative preparation and processing technology of device, side-chain engineering is deserved to be deeply researched due to their remarkably improved ability to regulate and control blend microstructure, interfacial morphology so as to obtain ideal photovoltaic properties and device performance, the ultimate goal. Thus, as for resent progress in application, in this perspective article, we will present a review on side chain engineering and assess different side chain on the basis of molecular structure design and optimization, as well as summarize relevant issues to be solved and related work in our laboratory.

Key words: side chain engineering, photovoltaic properties, polymer solar cells, nanoscale morphology