An Iron-Based Photosensitizer with Extended Excited-State Lifetime: Photophysical and Photovoltaic Properties (pages 2469–2477)
Thibaut Duchanois, Thibaud Etienne, Cristina Cebrián, Li Liu, Antonio Monari, Marc Beley, Xavier Assfeld, Stefan Haacke and Philippe C. Gros
Article first published online: 14 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201500142
A new iron(II) complex with a record 16 ps triplet metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (3MLCT) state lifetime has been designed and evaluated as a photosensitizer in a laboratory dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), which led to measurable photocurrent and power-conversion efficiency. Such an improvement of the photophysical properties of iron-based complexes opens the way to applications that go far beyond energy production.