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Design and synthesis of a novel anchoring ligand for highly efficient thin film dye-sensitized solar cells

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Abstract

A novel ligand, 5,5′-(2,2′-bipyridine-4,4′-diyl)-bis(thiophene-2-carboxylic acid) (BTC), and its RuII complex (BTC-1) in which the anchoring group is attached to the thiophene units were developed. Using a low-volatility electrolyte and 3.3 μm mesoporous TiO2 films BTC-1 achieved a solar-to-electricity conversion efficiency of 6.1%, compared to 4.8% for N719 under the same experimental conditions.

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The article was received on 25 Jun 2009, accepted on 29 Sep 2009 and first published on 29 Oct 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B912506J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2009,0, 7146-7148
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    Design and synthesis of a novel anchoring ligand for highly efficient thin film dye-sensitized solar cells

    A. Mishra, N. Pootrakulchote, M. K. R. Fischer, C. Klein, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, S. M. Zakeeruddin, P. Bäuerle and M. Grätzel, Chem. Commun., 2009, 0, 7146
    DOI: 10.1039/B912506J

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