Julien Preat

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This work reports a theoretical study of the photovoltaic properties of a series of original conjugated metal-free organic dyes containing the triphenylamine (TPA) moiety. These compounds have recently been develop for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Our (TD)DFT-based procedure made it possible to get insights into the geometrical and electronic(More)
The UV/vis absorption spectra of 101 anthraquinones solvated in two protic solvents (methanol and ethanol) has been theoretically predicted using the time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) for the excited state calculations and the polarizable continuum model (PCM) for evaluating bulk solvent effects. Two functionals (B3LYP and PBE0) have been(More)
We have investigated with computational chemistry techniques the visible spectra of substituted anthraquinones. A wide panel of theoretical methods has been used, with various basis sets and density functional theory (DFT) functionals, in order to assess a level of theory that would lead to converged excitation energies. It turns out that the hybrid(More)
The structure and visible spectra of a large panel of thioindigo dyes and derivatives have been evaluated using a TD-PBE0/6-311+G(2d,p)//PBE0/6-311G(d,p) approach explicitly taking bulk solvent effects into account by means of the polarizable continuum model. The influence of the solvent characteristics, the trans-cis isomerization, and the chemical(More)
The UV/visible spectra of a series of indigo derivatives have been evaluated by using ab initio methods. The combination of the Polarizable continuum model for estimating bulk solvent effects with the TD-B3LYP6-311 + G(2d,p)B3LYP6-311G(d,p) level of approximation, leads to an accurate description of the wavelength of maximum absorption of indigoids(More)
The UV absorption spectra of more than 80 substituted coumarins and chromones have been investigated with the PCM-TD-DFT theoretical scheme using three hybrid functionals (O3LYP, B3LYP, and PBE0) and taking into account methanol or ethanol solvation effects. For most of the studied derivatives, there are at least two allowed excited states presenting a(More)
The UV/visible spectra of a series of indirubin, isoindigo, and other indigo/thioindigo related dyes have been evaluated in various solvent environments by using the time-dependent density functional theory in conjunction with the polarizable continuum model. Even for molecules of the same family, significant differences in the excitation processes have(More)
We have computed the absorption spectra of a large series of anthraquinone dyes by using the time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) for the excited-state calculations and the polarizable continuum model (PCM) for evaluating bulk solvent effects. On one hand, we compare the results obtained with the B3LYP and the PBE0 hybrid functionals, combined(More)
We report the calculation of the UV spectra of more than 40 substituted coumarins and chromones in solution. In particular, two solvent models are compared, the multipolar expansion model (NCM) developed in Nancy and the PCM scheme developed in Pisa and Napoli. All calculations are carried out at the NCM-TDPBE0/6-311G(2d,2p)//NCM-B3LYP/6-311G(2d,2p) and at(More)
The sensing response of poly(thiophene)s functionalized with calix[4]arene to Li+, Na+, and K+ has been investigated at the microscopic level using quantum mechanical calculations and molecular dynamics simulations. Results indicate that Na+ interacts electrostatically with the oxygen-rich site of the receptor reducing the conformational flexibility of the(More)