Coplanar donor-π-acceptor dyes featuring a furylethynyl spacer for dye-sensitized solar cells

Serrano, L. A., Park, K.-W., Ahn, S., Wiles, A. A. , Hong, J. and Cooke, G. (2019) Coplanar donor-π-acceptor dyes featuring a furylethynyl spacer for dye-sensitized solar cells. Materials, 12(5), 839. (doi:10.3390/ma12050839)

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Abstract

Coplanar metal-free organic dyes featuring a furylethynyl spacer with different donor residues (MeO-, MeS-, and Me2N-) have been synthesized. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations predicted that the Me2N- residue would facilitate more effective charge transfer from donor to acceptor than the MeO- and MeS- residues. In agreement with DFT calculations, the dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) fabricated with the Me2N- functionalized dye exhibited the best power conversion efficiency (η), 2.88%. Furthermore, the effect of the furan spacer on the photophysical properties and DSSC parameters are discussed in comparison to a previously reported thiophene counterpart.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by a grant (18CTAPC-C129910-02) from the Technology Advancement Research Program (TARP) funded by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructures, and Transport (MOLIT) of Korea, the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT for First-Mover Program for Accelerating Disruptive Technology Development (NRF-2018M3C1B9088457).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cooke, Professor Graeme and Wiles, Dr Alan
Authors: Serrano, L. A., Park, K.-W., Ahn, S., Wiles, A. A., Hong, J., and Cooke, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Materials
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:1996-1944
ISSN (Online):1996-1944
Published Online:12 March 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Materials 12(5): 839
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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