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Solvent-Stabilized Photoconductive Metal Phthalocyanine Nanoparticles: Preparation and Application in Single-Layered Photoreceptors

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  • Yuan Wang,

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    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China)
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China).
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  • Dejian Liang

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China)
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Abstract

This article features solvent-stabilized nanoparticles of photoconductive metal phthalocyanines (MPcs) with small particle sizes and narrow size distributions, which are tractable building blocks for photoelectric devices. The preparation and stabilization mechanism of 1,2-dichloroethane (DCE)-stabilized oxovanadium phthalocyanine (VOPc) and oxotitanium phthalocyanine (TiOPc) nanoparticles are discussed. It is found for the first time that the DCE-stabilized TiOPc and VOPc nanoparticles are positively charged with zeta potentials of about +66 mV, which is ascribed to the electron transfer from the nanoparticles to DCE molecules. The excellent xerographic properties of the single-layered photoreceptors based on TiOPc or VOPc nanoparticles and the charge transport mechanism of these photoreceptors are discussed. The strategy for further improving the xerographic properties of single-layered photoreceptors is proposed.

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