Ruthenium "star" complexes as sensitizing dyes

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

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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 languageAmerican English
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2010
Event240th ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2010Aug 26 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering

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