Artificial zinc chlorin dyes for dye sensitized solar cell

Ocakoglu K., Erten-Ela S. , Joya K. S. , Harputlu E.

INORGANICA CHIMICA ACTA, vol.439, pp.30-34, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 439
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ica.2015.09.027
  • Title of Journal : INORGANICA CHIMICA ACTA
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-34


Novel artificial zinc chlorin dyes comprising amine anchoring groups zinc aminochlorin (ZnChl-NH2), zinc monomethylaminochlorin (ZnChl-NHMe) and zinc dimethylaminochlorin (ZnChl-NMe2) are synthesized and their photovoltaic performances are evaluated in dye-sensitized solar cells. To the best of our knowledge, -NH2 functionalized Zn chlorin dyes are tested in dye-sensitized solar cells for the first time. Best efficiency is obtained with ZnChl-NHMe sensitizer with a 2.67 mA/cm(2) short circuit photocurrent density, 414 mV of open circuit voltage, 0.64 of filling factor, and 0.68 of overall light to power conversion efficiency. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.