Cycloruthenated sensitizers: improving the dye-sensitized solar cell with classical inorganic chemistry principles.

@article{Robson2012CycloruthenatedSI,
  title={Cycloruthenated sensitizers: improving the dye-sensitized solar cell with classical inorganic chemistry principles.},
  author={Kiyoshi C D Robson and Paolo G Bomben and Curtis P Berlinguette},
  journal={Dalton transactions},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 26},
  pages={7814-29}
}
A divergence from the conventional approach to chromophore design has led to the establishment of many exciting new benchmarks for the dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), including the first documented power conversion efficiency in excess of 12% at 1 sun illumination [Yella et al., Science 2011, 334, 629]. Paramount to these advances is the deviation from polypyridyl ruthenium dyes bearing NCS(-) ligands, such as [Ru(dcbpy)(2)(NCS)(2)] (N3; dcbpy = 4,4'-dicarboxy-2,2'-bipyridine). While metal… CONTINUE READING