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End-group-directed self-assembly of organic compounds useful for photovoltaic applications

United States Patent

May 31, 2016
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The present invention provides for an organic compound comprising electron deficient unit covalently linked to two or more electron rich units. The present invention also provides for a device comprising the organic compound, such as a light-emitting diode, thin-film transistor, chemical biosensor, non-emissive electrochromic, memory device, photovoltaic cells, or the like.
Beaujuge; Pierre M. (Berkeley, CA), Lee; Olivia P. (Berkeley, CA), Yiu; Alan T. (Berkeley, CA), Frechet; Jean M. J. (Oakland, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
13/ 651,285
October 12, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT The invention was made with government support under Contract Nos. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.