Norberto Manfredi

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A novel heteroleptic ruthenium complex carrying a heteroaromatic-4,4'-pi-conjugated 2,2'-bipyridine [Ru(II)LL'(NCS)(2)] (L = 4,4'-bis[(E)-2-(3,4-ethylenedioxythien-2-yl)vinyl]-2,2'-bipyridine, L' = 4,4'-(dicarboxylic acid)-2,2'-bipyridine) was synthesized and used in dye-sensitized solar cells, yielding photovoltaic efficiencies of 9.1% under standard(More)
A new general synthetic access to carboxylated quaterpyridines (qpy), of interest as ligands for panchromatic dye-sensitized solar cell organometallic sensitizers, is presented. The strategic step is a Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction, which has allowed the preparation of a number of representative unsubstituted and alkyl and (hetero)aromatic(More)
Dibranched donor-(π-acceptor)2 dyes, where phenothiazine is the donor core, cyanoacrylic acid is the acceptor/anchoring group, and π is represented by mono- and poly-cyclic simple and fused thiophene derivatives, were tested as photosensitizers in the photocatalytic production of H2 , in combination with a Pt/TiO2 catalyst. The optical and electrochemical(More)
The first example of a heteroarylvinylene π-conjugated quaterpyridine Ru(II) sensitizer (N1044) was synthesized and used in dye-sensitized solar cells; the dye has an effective panchromatic absorption band, covering the entire visible spectrum up to the NIR region, and superior electrochemical characteristics (HOMO/LUMO and bandgap energies) with respect to(More)
A series of monoand di-branched donor-π-acceptor charge-separated dyes incorporating triphenylamine as a donor and either Dalton’s or benzothiadiazole group as strong acceptors was synthesized and its fundamental properties relevant to the sensitization of nanocrystalline NiO investigated. The dyes exhibited an intense visible absorption band with a strong(More)
The amplification of Raman signals of the heteroaromatic cation 1-(N-methylpyrid-4-yl)-2-(Nmethylpyrrol-2-yl)ethylene (PEP+)) bound to Au nanorods (NRs) was investigated at different excitation wavelengths to study the effect of the laser resonance with the absorption band of the PEP+ moiety and with the two plasmon oscillation modes of the NR. Two(More)
A thiophene-based donor-acceptor phenothiazine dye has been functionalized with a peripheral glucose unit (PTZ-GLU) to bust its affinity to water and enhance dye-sensitized photogeneration of hydrogen. Compared to the corresponding alkyl derivative (PTZ-ALK), as well as the common hydrophilic triethylene glycol substitution (PTZ-TEG), the sugar derivative(More)