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A study of dye anchoring points in half-squarylium dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells

DOI: 10.1039/c3ta15278b DOI Help

Authors: Arthur Connell (Bangor University) , Peter Holliman (Bangor University) , Matthew L. Davies (Bangor University) , Christopher D. Gwenin (Bangor University) , Sophie Weiss (Bangor University) , Mateusz Pitak (University of Southampton) , Peter Horton (University of Southampton) , Simon Coles (University of Southampton) , Graeme Cooke (University of Glasgow)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of Materials Chemistry A

State: Published (Approved)
Published: January 2014

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Abstract: This paper reports the synthesis of a series of new half-squaraine dyes (Hf-SQ) based around a common chromophoric unit consisting of linked indoline and squaric acid moieties. Carboxylate groups have been incorporated onto this core structure at four different points to study the influence of the anchoring group position on dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) device performance. Dyes have been linked to TiO2 directly through the squaric acid moiety, through a modified squaric acid unit where a vinyl dicyano group has replaced one carbonyl, via an alkyl carboxylate attached to the indole N or through a carboxylate attached to the 4 position of a benzyl indole.

Diamond Keywords: Photovoltaics; Semiconductors

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Materials, Energy

Instruments: I19-Small Molecule Single Crystal Diffraction

Added On: 12/02/2014 08:33


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Diffraction Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction (SXRD)