New oxindole-bridged acceptors for organic sensitizers: Substitution and performance studies in dye-sensitized solar cells

Yogesh S. Tingare, Chaochin Su, Ming Tai Shen, Sheng Han Tsai, Shih Yu Ho, Wen Ren Li

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Abstract

New D-π-A configured organic sensitizers featuring halogen-substituted oxindole-bridged acceptor units have been synthesized for dye-sensitized solar cells applications. Among fluorine, bromine, and iodine substitution, the cell based on bromine incorporated dye exhibited the highest efficiency. The oxindoles in these sensitizers were found to assist the electron injection through the chelation of their amide carbonyl groups to the TiO2 surface. This study provides an alternate approach for future rational dye design to gain excellent DSSC performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2159
JournalMolecules
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Electron injection
  • Halogens
  • Oxindoles

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