New Fullerene Derivative for OPV

June 1, 2010

WESTWOOD, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Nano-C, Inc. introduced a new fullerene derivative n-type for use in Organic Photovoltaic applications.

Nano-C is pleased to announce the availability of a new fullerene derivative, Indene C60 Mono Adduct (“ICMA”). ICMA’s use in Organic Photovoltaic devices was described in “Indene-C60 Bis adduct: A New Acceptor for High-Performance Polymer Solar Cells,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132 (4), pp 1377-1382. The performance characteristics of this molecule compared to C60 PCBM using a P3HT polymer are as follows:

      Acceptor      Voc        Jsc         PCE
      --------      (V)      (mA/cm2)      (%)
                    ---      --------      ---
        PCBM         0.58         10.8      3.88
        ICMA         0.63         9.66      3.89

This confirmed earlier work on indene compounds as published in Patent Application WO 2008/018931 A2.

“This patent pending product adds to our existing portfolio, which includes PCBM and related compounds,” said Viktor Vejins, President and CEO of Nano-C. “As a new acceptor, ICMA will be useful in research and product development to better understand the underlying performance drivers in polymer based devices.”

ICMA is available for immediate delivery in R&D quantities. Please contact Nano-C at nanocinfo@nano-c.com for further information about ICMA and other fullerene derivatives in our product portfolio.

About Nano-C, Inc.

Located in Westwood, Massachusetts, Nano-C is a leading developer of nanostructured carbon materials primarily for use in energy and electronics applications. These materials include fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and their chemical derivatives. Nano-C’s mission is to play a key role in enabling applications of these nanostructured carbon materials and is committed to their responsible development and use. Nano-C is a privately held company and was founded in 2001. For more information, visit: http://www.nano-c.com/.

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