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Molecules 2014, 19(8), 12421-12460; doi:10.3390/molecules190812421

Towards the Development of Functionalized PolypyridineLigands for Ru(II) Complexes as Photosensitizers inDye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs)

Department of Chemistry, University of Fort Hare, P.M.B. X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
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Received: 22 July 2014 / Revised: 4 August 2014 / Accepted: 12 August 2014 / Published: 15 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ruthenium Complex)

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A number of novel ruthenium(II) polypyridine complexes have been designedand synthesized for use as photosensitizers in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) due totheir rich photophysical properties such as intense absorption, long-lived lifetimes, highemission quantum yields and unique redox characteristics. Many of these complexesexhibit photophysical behavior that can be readily controlled through a careful choice ofligands and/or substituents. With this perspective, we review the design and general syntheticmethods of some polypyridine ligands based on bipyridine, phenanthroline, terpyridine andquaterpyridine with/without anchoring groups with a view to correlate functionality ofligand structures with the observed photophysical, electroredox and power conversionefficiency of some examples of Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes that have been reported andparticularly used in the DSSCs applications. The main interest, however, is focused onshowing the development of new polypyridine ligand materials containing long-rangeelectron transfer motifs such as the alkenyl, alkynyl and polyaromatic donor functionalities. View Full-Text
Keywords: synthesis; ruthenium(II) polypyridines; polyaromatic; intermolecular chargetransfer; photophysical properties; electro-redox properties; DSSCs synthesis; ruthenium(II) polypyridines; polyaromatic; intermolecular chargetransfer; photophysical properties; electro-redox properties; DSSCs
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Adeloye, A.O.; Ajibade, P.A. Towards the Development of Functionalized PolypyridineLigands for Ru(II) Complexes as Photosensitizers inDye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs). Molecules 2014, 19, 12421-12460.

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