Phenothiazine-Based Hole-Transporting Materials toward Eco-friendly Perovskite Solar Cells
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|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||ACS Applied Energy Materials|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
Organic hole-transporting materials (HTMs), AZO-I and AZO-II, were synthesized via Schiff base chemistry by functionalizing a phenothiazine core with triarylamine(s) through azomethine bridges. Substantial enhancements in the power conversion efficiency (PCE = 12.6% and 14% for AZO-I and AZO-II, respectively) and stability (68% or 91% of PCE retained after 60 days for AZO-I or AZO-II, respectively) of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) were achieved when switching from mono- (AZO-I) to disubstituted (AZO-II) HTMs. The extremely low production costs (9 and 12 $/g for AZO-I and AZO-II, respectively), together with the Pd-catalyst-free synthesis, make these materials excellent candidates for low-cost and eco-friendly PSCs.