[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A series of new organic D-pi-A dyes, A1, A2-H and A2-F, possessing a remarkably high absorption extinction coefficient of epsilon > 5.0 x 10(4) M(-1) cm(-1) at peak wavelength were synthesized, among which, A2-F having a key fluorine substitution attains excellent all solid-state DSSC performance, with optimized parameters of eta = 4.86%, J(SC) = 7.52 mA cm(-2), V(OC) = 0.91 V, and FF = 0.71.
Chemical Communications 08/2010; 46(29):5256-8. · 6.38 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A series of new donor–acceptor organic sensitizers LJ5–LJ7 assembled with isoxazole or its derivative 3-oxopropanenitrile was synthesized and used in dye-sensitized solar cells to study the effect of both π-spacers and anchoring groups on device performance. X-ray crystal structure analyses show planar arrangement of dithiophene and isoxazole fragments, providing an excellent π conjugation and hence the large electronic coupling between the triphenylamine donor and electron acceptor units. For the DSSC applications, the derived photophysical and photovoltaic properties revealed a lower η value of 1.06% (LJ7) and 2.41% (LJ5), and 3.30% (LJ7) for the dyes with rhodanine-3-acetic acid, cyanoacetyl group, and vinyl cyanoacetic acid as the anchor. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was used to determine the interfacial charge transfer process occurring in solar cells that employed different dyes.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene and bis[2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethoxy]thiophene bridged donor-acceptor molecules for dye-sensitized solar cells have been synthesized, one of which achieved a solar-to-energy conversion efficiency of 7.3%, compared to 7.7% optimized for N719 dye.
Chemical Communications 12/2008; · 6.38 Impact Factor