Promising ZnO-based DSSC performance using HMP molecular dyes of high extinction coefficients.

Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)

PubMedID: 24946839

Ganesh T, Nguyen HM, Mane RS, Kim N, Shinde DV, Bhande SS, Naushad M, Hui KN, Han SH. Promising ZnO-based DSSC performance using HMP molecular dyes of high extinction coefficients. Dalton Trans. 2014;.
Employing newly synthesized di-substituted tri-phenyl amine (HMP-9) and carbazole (HMP-11) dyes (with limited acidic carboxyl anchor groups), a power conversion efficiency as high as 7.03% in ZnO nanocrystallite (NC)-based dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) is achieved. The specific molecular designs of HMP-09 and HMP-11 consisting of with and without hexyloxy spacer groups, and added tri-phenyl amine or 9-phenyl-9H-carbazole donor groups, respectively, attached on the ancillary ligands are advantageous, evidenced from electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements, for ZnO NC-based DSSCs.