Engineering of highly efficient tetrahydroquinoline sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells
2012 (English)In: Tetrahedron, ISSN 0040-4020, E-ISSN 1464-5416, Vol. 68, no 2, 552-558 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Four novel tetrahydroquinoline dyes by inserting isophorone and/or thiophene moieties as pi bridge between the electron donating unit of substituted tetrahydroquinoline and the electron withdrawing unit of cyano carboxylic acid have been synthesized and successfully applied to dye-sensitized solar cells. Among them, DSCs sensitized by HYTIC, which shows the simplest molecular structure, exhibit improved efficiency of 7.0%. This by now is the highest efficiency for the reported tetrahydroquinoline sensitizers and comparable to the performance of N719-sensitized solar cells under the conditions employed here.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 68, no 2, 552-558 p.
Tetrahydroquinoline dyes, Dye-sensitized solar cells
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-169970DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2011.11.004ISI: 000299443900017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-169970DiVA: diva2:508356