Chemistry – An Asian Journal

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Editor: Theresa Kueckmann, Deputy Editor: Heiko Kuhn; Chairman of the Editorial Board: Susumu Kitagawa

Impact Factor: 4.083

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 42/166 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1861-471X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemNanoMat, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, The Chemical Record

8_01i/2013Inside Cover: Enhanced Performance of Quasi-Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Branching the Linear Substituent in Sensitizers Based on Thieno[3,4-c]pyrrole-4,6-dione (Chem. Asian J. 1/2013)

Dye-sensitized solar cells are regarded as a candidate for renewable energy source owing to their low cost, abundance of raw materials, ease of fabrication, and low energy consumption in the production process. In their Full Paper on page 168 ff., Gang Zhou, Zhong-Sheng Wang et al. introduced an ethyl group into a sensitizer with a linear hexyl group. With this branched 2-ethylhexyl group, the corresponding quasi-solid-state DSSC displayed a significantly reduced charge recombination rate, a longer electron lifetime, a higher photovoltage, and consequently an improved power conversion efficiency.

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