Thiophene-fused coplanar sensitizer for dye-sensitized solar cells

Jonggi Kim, Yimhyun Jo, Won Youl Choi, Yongseok Jun, Changduk Yang

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We have designed and synthesized a novel ladder-type heteroacene dye consisting uniquely of thiophene segments as a photosensitizer for the dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The onset of the IPCE spectrum for the dye not only reaches up to 700 nm with a high IPCE (>60%) but also a solar energy-to-electricity conversion efficiency of 2.31% is achieved. Even though the efficiency is slightly lower than those of other dyes reported previously, this work opens up a new strategy to design heteroaromatic fused photosensitizers for DSSCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2764-2766
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 25
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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