Optimization of distyryl-Bodipy chromophores for efficient panchromatic sensitization in dye sensitized solar cells

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Kolemen S., Bozdemir O. A. , Cakmak Y., Barin G., Erten-Ela S. , Marszalek M., ...More

CHEMICAL SCIENCE, vol.2, no.5, pp.949-954, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c0sc00649a
  • Title of Journal : CHEMICAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.949-954


Versatility of Bodipy (4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a, 4a-diaza-s-indacene) dyes was further expanded in recent dye-sensitized solar cell applications. Here we report a series of derivatives designed to address earlier problems in Bodipy sensitized solar cells. In the best case example, an overall efficiency of a modest 2.46% was achieved, but panchromatic nature of the dyes is quite impressive. This is the best reported efficiency in liquid electrolyte solar cells with Bodipy dyes as photosensitizers.