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Design, synthesis and photophysical studies of dipyrromethene-based materials: insights into their applications in organic photovoltaic devices

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This review article presents the most recent developments in the use of materials based on dipyrromethene (DPM) and azadipyrromethenes (ADPM) for organic photovoltaic (OPV) applications. These chromophores and their corresponding BF2-chelated derivatives BODIPY and aza-BODIPY, respectively, are well known for fluorescence-based applications but are relatively new in the field of photovoltaic research. This review examines the variety of relevant designs, synthetic methodologies and photophysical studies related to materials that incorporate these porphyrinoid-related dyes in their architecture. The main idea is to inspire readers to explore new avenues in the design of next generation small-molecule and bulk-heterojunction solar cell (BHJSC) OPV materials based on DPM chromophores. The main concepts are briefly explained, along with the main challenges that are to be resolved in order to take full advantage of solar energy.

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The article was received on 12 Nov 2013 and first published on 28 Feb 2014


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60411J
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 3342-3405
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    Design, synthesis and photophysical studies of dipyrromethene-based materials: insights into their applications in organic photovoltaic devices

    A. Bessette and G. S. Hanan, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 3342
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60411J

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