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Molecular lemmings: strategies to avoid when designing BODIPY ferrocene dyads for dye-sensitized solar cell applications

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Abstract

BODIPY (4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacenes) dyes possess intense absorption profiles that can be exploited in various light harvesting applications. However, redox stability and optimization of frontier molecular orbital energies in these dyes are critical for their successful incorporation into new solar cell materials. This article describes the synthesis and characterization of a family of β-substituted BODIPY-ferrocene dyads with push–pull architectures. Designed to stabilize the photo-oxidized BODIPY for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) applications, some deleterious electron transfer behaviours emerged when the ferrocene unit was conjugated to electron deficient BODIPYs. These findings are discussed herein.

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The article was received on 14 Jan 2018, accepted on 05 Mar 2018 and first published on 06 Mar 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00174J
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 4916-4920
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    Molecular lemmings: strategies to avoid when designing BODIPY ferrocene dyads for dye-sensitized solar cell applications

    B. A. Hussein, J. T. Huynh, P. L. Prieto, C. P. Barran, A. E. Arnold, O. V. Sarycheva, A. J. Lough and B. D. Koivisto, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 4916
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00174J

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