Evaluation of a ruthenium oxyquinolate architecture for dye-sensitized solar cells

Helen C. Zhao, Joseph P. Harney, Yu Ting Huang, Jun Ho Yum, Md K. Nazeeruddin, Michael Grätzel, Ming Kang Tsai, Jonathan Rochford

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Abstract

Synthesis of the [Ru(dcbpy) 2(OQN)] + complex is reported in which dcbpy and OQN - are the bidentate 4,4′-dicarboxy-2,2′-bipyridyl and 8-oxyquinolate ligands, respectively. Spectroscopic, electrochemical, and theoretical analyses are indicative of extensive Ru(OQN) molecular orbital overlap due to degenerate Ru d(π) and OQN p(π) mixing. [Ru(dcbpy) 2(OQN)] + displays spectroscopic properties remarkably similar to those of the N3 dye, making it a promising candidate for application in dye-sensitized solar cell devices. However, its solar power conversion efficiency requires further optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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    Zhao, H. C., Harney, J. P., Huang, Y. T., Yum, J. H., Nazeeruddin, M. K., Grätzel, M., Tsai, M. K., & Rochford, J. (2012). Evaluation of a ruthenium oxyquinolate architecture for dye-sensitized solar cells. Inorganic Chemistry, 51(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1021/ic201375k