Ruthenium "star" complexes as sensitizing dyes

Elena Galoppini, Yongyi Zhang, Patrik Johansson, Gerald J. Meyer

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Abstract

Dyes bound to wide band gap metal oxide semiconductor nanoparticles such as TiO2 or ZnO are of great interest for the development of dye-sensitized solar cells. We designed homoleptic, symmetric, "star-shaped" ruthenium complexes as a way to insulate the dye from the heterogeneity and complexity of such nanoparticle surfaces and inhibit recombination. Their synthesis and properties, in solution, bound and in solar cells will be discussed in the presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event240th ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2010Aug 26 2010

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Ruthenium
Stars
Coloring Agents
Dyes
Nanoparticles
Solar cells
Energy gap
Metals
Oxide semiconductors
Dye-sensitized solar cells

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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Galoppini, Elena ; Zhang, Yongyi ; Johansson, Patrik ; Meyer, Gerald J. / Ruthenium "star" complexes as sensitizing dyes. In: ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2010.
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Ruthenium "star" complexes as sensitizing dyes. / Galoppini, Elena; Zhang, Yongyi; Johansson, Patrik; Meyer, Gerald J.

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