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Ru complexes of thienyl-functionalized dipyrrins as NCS-free sensitizers for the dye-sensitized solar cell

TitleRu complexes of thienyl-functionalized dipyrrins as NCS-free sensitizers for the dye-sensitized solar cell
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLi, G, Bomben, PG, Robson, KCD, Gorelsky, SI, Berlinguette, CP, Shatruk, M
JournalCHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS
Volume48
Pagination8790-8792
ISSN1359-7345
Abstract

We report the first case of Ru(II) dipyrrinates employed as dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells. These complexes exhibit panchromatic light harvesting that results in significant DSSC current densities, rendering them promising for photovoltaic applications. Adjustment of the lowest excited state energy is required to boost the power conversion efficiency.

DOI10.1039/c2cc34311h