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

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.38). 07/2012; 48(70):8790-2. DOI: 10.1039/c2cc34311h
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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.

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