New 2, 6-Modified Bodipy Sensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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  • Jian-Bo Wang,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-3601592
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  • Xia-Qin Fang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Novel Thin Film Solar Cells, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (P.R. China)
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  • Dr. Xu Pan,

    1. Key Laboratory of Novel Thin Film Solar Cells, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Song-Yuan Dai,

    1. Key Laboratory of Novel Thin Film Solar Cells, Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Qin-Hua Song

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-3601592
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 551-3601592

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Abstract

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Three novel 2,6-modified Bodipy sensitizers were synthesized and evaluated for their use in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Among them, dye B3, which carries a n-pentyl group at position 8, exhibits the best solar energy conversion efficiency (1.83 %). The results of this study provide a new strategy for the design of Bodipy derivatives as sensitizers for DSSCs.

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