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A detailed study of the synthesis and photophysical properties of a new series of dipolar organic photosensitizers that feature a 1,3-cyclohexadiene moiety integrated into the π-conjugated structural backbone has been carried out. Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) based on these structurally simple dyes have shown appreciable photo-to-electrical energy… (More)
In the present work, decomposition of o-chlorophenol (2-cp) was carried out using an ultrasonic process. The extent of 2-cp decomposition depends on several parameters such as ultrasound wave energy (ultrasonic amplitude), addition of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), pH value (H+ concentration), ionic strength, and initial concentration of 2-cp. The experimental… (More)
Electrochemical properties of cyanide-bridged metal squares, [Ru(4)](4+) and [Rh(2)-Ru(2)](6+), clearly demonstrate the role of the nearest (NN) metal moiety in mediating the next-nearest neighbor (NNN) metal-to-metal electronic coupling. The differences in electrochemical potentials for successive oxidations of equivalent Ru(II) centers in [Ru(4)](4+) are… (More)
The relationships between the intervalence energy (E(IT)) and the free energy difference (DeltaG) that exists between the minima of redox isomers (Fe(II)-Ru(III)/Fe(III)-Ru(II)) for various heterobimetallic complexes [(R-Fcpy)Ru(NH(3))(5)](2+/3+) (R = H, ethyl, Br, actyl; Fcpy = (4-pyridyl)ferrocenyl; Ru(NH(3))(5) = pentaam(m)ineruthenium) were examined.… (More)
A series of platinum(II) acetylide complexes with elaborate long-chain pyridine-2,6-dicarboxamides was synthesized. These metal complexes are capable of immobilizing organic solvents to form luminescent metallogels through a combination of intermolecular hydrogen bonding, aromatic π-π, and van der Waals interactions. Fibrillar morphologies were identified… (More)
When the sewage sludge containing the persistent, lipophilic, metabolite 4-nonylphenol (4-NP) has been disposed of in the environment it's toxic nature can lead to serious health risks to human beings and can also affect plants and aquatic organisms. Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) is a new and powerful technique for extracting the organic contaminants… (More)
Structures of [AuSe(2)P(OR)(2)](2) (R = (i)Pr, 1; Et, 2), the first homoleptic dinuclear gold(I) bridged by phosphorodiselenoates, are reported along with their intriguing photoluminescent properties, which display multiple emissions as well as thermochromism.
Highly efficient photoswitching tetranuclear rhenium(I) tricarbonyl diimine complexes with a stilbene-like bridging ligand are reported. The ability to directly populate excited states localized on the bridging ligand is the key for the observed efficient photoisomerization.
A series of organic dyes were prepared that displayed remarkable solar-to-energy conversion efficiencies in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). These dyes are composed of a 4-tert-butylphenylamine donor group (D), a cyanoacrylic-acid acceptor group (A), and a phenylene-thiophene-phenylene (PSP) spacer group, forming a D-π-A system. A dye containing a bulky… (More)