Boron-Nitrogen Doped Dihydroindeno[1,2-b]fluorene Derivatives as Acceptors in Organic Solar Cells

01 July 2019, Version 1
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The electrophilic borylation of 2,5-diarylpyrazines results in the formation of boron-nitrogen doped dihydroindeno[1,2-b]fluorene which can be synthesized via mildly air-sensitive techniques and the end products handled readily under atmosphereic conditions. Through transmetallation via diarylzinc reagents a series of derivatives were sythesized which show broad absorption profiles that highlight the versatility of this backbone to be used in organic solar cell devices. These compounds can be synthesized in large yields, in alow number of steps and functionalized at many stages along the way providing a large depth of possibilities. Exploratory device paramaters were studied and show PCE of 2%.


BN Compounds
organic materials
organic solar cells
main group chemistry
organoboron chemistry


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