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Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Dyes Containing Various Donors and Acceptors
Department of Chemistry, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Sustainable Environment Research Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Department of Environmental Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Kaohsiung 80778, Taiwan
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Received: 13 November 2009; in revised form: 23 December 2009 / Accepted: 17 January 2010 / Published: 22 January 2010
Abstract: New organic dyes comprising carbazole, iminodibenzyl, or phenothiazine moieties, respectively, as the electron donors, and cyanoacetic acid or acrylic acid moieties as the electron acceptors/anchoring groups were synthesized and characterized. The influence of heteroatoms on carbazole, iminodibenzyl and phenothiazine donors, and cyano-substitution on the acid acceptor is evidenced by spectral, electrochemical, photovoltaic experiments, and density functional theory calculations. The phenothiazine dyes show solar-energy-to-electricity conversion efficiency (η) of 3.46–5.53%, whereas carbazole andiminodibenzyl dyesshow η of 2.43% and 3.49%, respectively.
Keywords: organic dyes; donor; absorption; electrochemistry; photovoltaic materials
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Wu, T.-Y.; Tsao, M.-H.; Chen, F.-L.; Su, S.-G.; Chang, C.-W.; Wang, H.-P.; Lin, Y.-C.; Ou-Yang, W.-C.; Sun, I.-W. Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Dyes Containing Various Donors and Acceptors. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 329-353.
Wu T-Y, Tsao M-H, Chen F-L, Su S-G, Chang C-W, Wang H-P, Lin Y-C, Ou-Yang W-C, Sun I-W. Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Dyes Containing Various Donors and Acceptors. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2010; 11(1):329-353.
Wu, Tzi-Yi; Tsao, Ming-Hsiu; Chen, Fu-Lin; Su, Shyh-Gang; Chang, Cheng-Wen; Wang, Hong-Paul; Lin, Yuan-Chung; Ou-Yang, Wen-Chung; Sun, I-Wen. 2010. "Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Dyes Containing Various Donors and Acceptors." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 11, no. 1: 329-353.