Synthesis of conductive and transparent PEDOT

P(SS-co-PEGMA) with excellent water-, weather-, and chemical-stabilities for organic solar cells

Wonseok Cho, Jae Keun Hong, Jung Joon Lee, Soyeon Kim, Seyul Kim, Soeun Im, Dohyuk Yoo, Jung Hyun Kim

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Abstract

The water-, weather- and chemical-resistant conductive poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate)-co-poly(ethylene glycol methacrylate) (PEDOT:P(SS-co-PEGMA)) copolymer was successfully synthesized with thermally curable P(SS-co-PEGMA) copolymers. The PSS and P(SS-co-PEGMA) copolymers were synthesized by solution polymerization and PEDOT:PSS and PEDOT:P(SS-co-PEGMA) were synthesized by Fe+-catalyzed oxidative polymerization. PSS and P(SS-co-PEGMA) were characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR). The electrical properties of the conductive PEDOT:P(SS-co-PEGMA) thin films were characterized in two parts; first, the mechanism and characterization of the conductivity change, and second, the characterization of the water-, chemical-, and weather-stability of the films. The conductivity and transmittance, respectively, of PEDOT:P(SS-co-PEGMA) at 550 nm under optimized conditions were maintained at the levels found in PEDOT:PSS, 160.3 S cm-1 and 86.7%. The introduction of PEGMA to the PSS copolymer improved the mechanical properties and weather stability. The PEDOT:P(SS-co-PEGMA) was highly stable to chemical solvents and independent of the type of solvents used for stability analysis. The conductivity in the weather stability test of PEDOT:PSS decreased by 44.9%, on the other hand, the conductivity of PEDOT:P(SS-co-PEGMA) was decreased by only 22.2%. The PEDOT:PSS and PEDOT:P(SS-co-PEGMA) copolymers were used as buffer layers in organic solar cells (OSC) and showed as high efficiency as conventional PEDOT:PSS materials. The decrease of OSC efficiency with PEDOT:P(SS-co-PEGMA) was 30% less than the OSCs with the commercial and reference PEDOT:PSS buffer layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63296-63303
Number of pages8
JournalRSC Advances
Volume6
Issue number68
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

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Styrene
Methacrylates
Chemical stability
Polyethylene glycols
Water
Copolymers
Buffer layers
Organic solar cells
poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene)
Polymerization
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-poly(styrenesulfonate)
Electric properties

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Cho, Wonseok ; Hong, Jae Keun ; Lee, Jung Joon ; Kim, Soyeon ; Kim, Seyul ; Im, Soeun ; Yoo, Dohyuk ; Kim, Jung Hyun. / Synthesis of conductive and transparent PEDOT : P(SS-co-PEGMA) with excellent water-, weather-, and chemical-stabilities for organic solar cells. In: RSC Advances. 2016 ; Vol. 6, No. 68. pp. 63296-63303.
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Synthesis of conductive and transparent PEDOT : P(SS-co-PEGMA) with excellent water-, weather-, and chemical-stabilities for organic solar cells. / Cho, Wonseok; Hong, Jae Keun; Lee, Jung Joon; Kim, Soyeon; Kim, Seyul; Im, Soeun; Yoo, Dohyuk; Kim, Jung Hyun.

In: RSC Advances, Vol. 6, No. 68, 01.01.2016, p. 63296-63303.

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