Highly efficient N-heterocyclic carbene/pyridine-based ruthenium sensitizers: Complexes for dye-sensitized solar cells

Wei Chun Chang, Huei Siou Chen, Ting Yu Li, Nai Mu Hsu, Yogesh S. Tingare, Chung Yen Li, Yi Cheng Liu, Chaochin Su, Wen Ren Li

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Abstract

A new generation: The incorporation of N-heterocyclic carbene/pyridine- based ruthenium sensitizers derived from benzimidazolium salts into dye-sensitized solar cells results in superior current densities, cell voltages, and photoelectric conversion efficiencies. The performance of a solar cell sensitized with CBTR (see picture) exceeded that of the traditional N719 cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8161-8164
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume49
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Oct 2010

Keywords

  • Carbene ligands
  • Dyes/pigments
  • Ruthenium
  • Sensitizers
  • Solar cells

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