A Ruthenium-Based Light-Harvesting Antenna Bearing an Anthracene Moiety in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Dr. Georgios C. Vougioukalakis, Dr. Maria Konstantakou, Dr. Eleftherios K. Pefkianakis, Antonios N. Kabanakis, Dr. Thomas Stergiopoulos, Dr. Athanassios G. Kontos, Dr. Aikaterini K. Andreopoulou, Prof. Dr. Joannis K. Kallitsis and Dr. Polycarpos Falaras
Article first published online: 14 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.201402096
Ru-thlessly efficient: A heteroleptic ruthenium-based light-harvesting antenna coordinated with a phenylanthracene-substituted terpyridine, a bipyridine, and a NCS ligand was synthesized. TiO2 films sensitized by this photosensitizer were studied through various techniques. The photosensitizer was evaluated in I−/I3−-based liquid electrolyte dye-sensitized solar cells, affording overall power conversion efficiencies up to 3.75 %.