Novel rhodanine based molecular acceptor for organic solar cells
Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia,
2 School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
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Received in final form: 30 July 2017
Accepted: 29 August 2017
Published online: 11 October 2017
A dirhodanine-substituted benzothiadiazole compound has been synthesised using Knoevenagel condensation of a dialdehyde-substituted benzothiadiazole and rhodanine. The resulting compound was deep orange red in colour and shows a HOMO and LUMO levels of −5.61 and −3.85 eV respectively, which makes it suitable for applications such as acceptor for organic solar cells.
Key words: Organic solar cell / Molecular acceptor / 2,1,3-Benzothiadiazole / Rhodanine
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