A Simple Synthetic Route to Obtain Pure Trans-Ruthenium(II) Complexes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Applications (pages 2170–2180)
Dr. Claudia Barolo, Dr. Jun-Ho Yum, Dr. Emma Artuso, Dr. Nadia Barbero, Dr. Davide Di Censo, Dr. Maria Grazia Lobello, Dr. Simona Fantacci, Dr. Filippo De Angelis, Prof. Michael Grätzel, Prof. Mohammed Khaja Nazeeruddin and Prof. Guido Viscardi
Article first published online: 7 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201200973
Pure trans-Ru complexes for DSSCs: A facile synthetic route to obtain functionalized quaterpyridine ligand and its trans-dithiocyanato Ru complex, based on a microwave-assisted procedure, is presented. The highly pure complex exhibits panchromatic response throughout the visible region and shows a high overall photovoltaic conversion efficiency at standard AM 1.5 sunlight, the best efficiency reported up to now for tetradentate ligand-based RuII dyes.