Small-molecule azomethines: Organic photovoltaics via Schiff base condensation chemistry

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Petrus, M.L. ; Bouwer, R.K.M. ; Lafont, U. ; Athanasopoulos, S. ; Greenham, N.C. ; Dingemans, T.J. (2014)
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Conjugated small-molecule azomethines for photovoltaic applications were prepared via Schiff base condensation chemistry. Bulk heterojunction (BHJ) devices exhibit efficiencies of 1.2% with MoOx as the hole-transporting layer. The versatility and simplicity of the chemistry is illustrated by preparing a photovoltaic device directly from the reaction mixture without any form of workup.
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