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Photoisomerization of the cyanoacrylic acid acceptor group – a potential problem for organic dyes in solar cells

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Organic solar cell dyes containing the most common anchoring group, cyanoacrylic acid, are shown to be photolabile and undergo photoisomerization. This may have significant consequences for dye-sensitized solar cells, as isomerisation competes with electron injection and leads to modifications of the dye and surface arrangement.

Graphical abstract: Photoisomerization of the cyanoacrylic acid acceptor group – a potential problem for organic dyes in solar cells

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The article was received on 04 Oct 2013, accepted on 28 Nov 2013 and first published on 28 Nov 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP54048K
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014,16, 2251-2255
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    Photoisomerization of the cyanoacrylic acid acceptor group – a potential problem for organic dyes in solar cells

    B. Zietz, E. Gabrielsson, V. Johansson, A. M. El-Zohry, L. Sun and L. Kloo, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 2251
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CP54048K

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