Poly(3-hexylthiophene): Synthetic methodologies and properties in bulk heterojunction solar cells

Assunta Marrocchi*, Daniela Lanari, Antonio Facchetti, Luigi Vaccaro

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Poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) remains of significant importance as a prototypical benchmark hole conductor material in Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs). In this review we discuss synthetic strategies to P3HT, particularly focusing on those leading to the regioregular form and discussing key physical and morphological properties. Finally, a survey and a brief discussion of P3HT performance in bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) OPVs are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8457-8474
Number of pages18
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Pollution


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