Ruthenium phthalocyanine-bipyridyl dyads as sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells: Dye coverage versus molecular efficiency

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dc.contributor.author Rawling, T
dc.contributor.author Austin, C
dc.contributor.author Buchholz, F
dc.contributor.author Colbran, SB
dc.contributor.author McDonagh, AM
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:43:32Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Inorganic Chemistry, 2009, 48 (7), pp. 3215 - 3227
dc.identifier.issn 0020-1669
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8495
dc.description.abstract The application of ruthenium phthalocyanine complexes as sensitizing dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) is explored. Four monomeric complexes are reported which vary in peripheral substitution and axial ligand anchoring groups. Sensitizing dyes containing two ruthenium centers are also presented. These dyads, which contain ruthenium phthalocyanine and bipyridyl chromophores, were prepared using a protection/deprotection strategy that allows for convenient purification. DSCs fabricated using the phthalocyanine complexes and dyads were less efficient than those incorporating a standard DSC dye. However, on the basis of the number of molecules bound to the TiO 2 electrode surfaces, several of the new complexes were more efficient at photocurrent generation. The results highlight the importance of molecular size, and thus the dye coverage of the electrode surface in the design of new sensitizing dyes. © 2009 American Chemical Society.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1021/ic802087n
dc.title Ruthenium phthalocyanine-bipyridyl dyads as sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells: Dye coverage versus molecular efficiency
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Inorganic Chemistry
dc.journal.volume 7
dc.journal.volume 48
dc.journal.number 7 en_US
dc.publocation Washington en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 3215 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 3227 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0302 Inorganic Chemistry
dc.personcode 030871
dc.personcode 040731
dc.personcode 998392
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Inorganic Chemistry en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000264759500061 en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Graduate School of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Forensic Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Materials and Technology for Energy Efficiency
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history School of Chemistry and Forensic Science (ID: 339)


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