Ferrocenyl Phthalocyanine as Donor in Non-Poly(3-hexylthiophen-2,5-diyl) Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell

NAR I., Atsay A., ALTINDAL A., Hamuryudan E., Koçak M., Guel A.

CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, vol.24, no.27, pp.6946-6949, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 27
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/chem.201801340
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.6946-6949


Bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells might one day play a vital role in realizing low-cost and environmentally benign photovoltaic devices. In this work, a BHJ solar cell was designed, based on a hexadeca-substituted phthalocyanine (FcPc) with ferrocenyl linked to the phthalocyanine ring. Next, we sought to obtain more quantitative information about the usability of this newly synthesized compound as a donor material in BHJ solar cells. Thus, BHJs with the structure of indium tin oxide/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate)/FcPc:[6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) blend/LiF/Al were fabricated and characterized. The effect of blend ratio (0.5-2.0) on the BHJ solar cell parameters was also investigated. Interesting results were obtained in FcPc and the PCBM blend-based BHJ solar cell under optimized conditions. Our results presented here demonstrate that BHJ devices employing FcPc as a donor has great potential for the development of highly efficient non-poly(3-hexylthiophen-2,5-diyl) photovoltaic devices.