2,1,3-Benzothiadiazole-5,6-dicarboxylic imide--a versatile building block for additive- and annealing-free processing of organic solar cells with efficiencies exceeding 8%.
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A new photoactive polymer comprising benzo[1,2-b:3,4-b':5,6-d']trithiophene and 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-5,6-dicarboxylic imide is reported. The synthetic design allows for alkyl chains to be introduced on both electron-rich and electron-deficient components, which in turn allows for rapid optimization of the alkyl chain substitution pattern. Consequently, the optimized polymer shows a maximum efficiency of 8.3% in organic photovoltaic devices processed in a commercially viable fashion without solvent additives, annealing, or device engineering.