Organic photovoltaics: Can a perfect match between a boron electron donor and SWCNT acceptor be achieved?

Silvia Giordani and collaborators report the preparation of a novel donor-acceptor material, consisting of a red/near infrared absorbing boron azadipyrromethene donor covalently attached to a highly functionalized SWNT acceptor.

The radical ion pair state lifetime during the charge transfer from the photoexcited donor to SWNT acceptor was 1.2ns.

Read: Synthesis and Characterization of Boron Azadipyrromethene Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Electron Donor−Acceptor Conjugates

DOI: 10.1021/nn102831x

11 February 2011