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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(1), 329-353; doi:10.3390/ijms11010329

Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Dyes Containing Various Donors and Acceptors

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Department of Chemistry, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
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Sustainable Environment Research Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
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Department of Environmental Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
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Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan
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Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Kaohsiung 80778, Taiwan
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Received: 13 November 2009 / Revised: 23 December 2009 / Accepted: 17 January 2010 / Published: 22 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: organic dyes; donor; absorption; electrochemistry; photovoltaic materials 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.

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