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Modulating dyeE(S+/S*) with efficient heterocyclic nitrogen containing acceptors for DSCs

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Abstract

Acceptor motifs based on nitrogen containing heterocycles have been synthesized for use in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). Through the selective addition of nitrogen atoms and increased conjugation of the nitrogen containing heterocycles the excited-state oxidation potential, E(S+/S*), may be conveniently tuned with minimal effect on the ground-state oxidation potential, E(S+/S), of the dye.

Graphical abstract: Modulating dyeE(S+/S*) with efficient heterocyclic nitrogen containing acceptors for DSCs

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Submitted
17 Nov 2011
Accepted
09 Jan 2012
First published
10 Jan 2012

Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 2295-2297
Article type
Communication

Modulating dyeE(S+/S*) with efficient heterocyclic nitrogen containing acceptors for DSCs

J. H. Delcamp, A. Yella, M. K. Nazeeruddin and M. Grätzel, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 2295
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC17142B

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