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Design and synthesis of imidazole-triphenylamine based organic materials for dye sensitized solar cells

Sambathkumar, S.; Priyadharshini, S.; Fleisch, M.; Bahnemann, D.W.; Kumar, G. Gnana; Senthilarasu, S.; Renganathan, R.


S. Sambathkumar

S. Priyadharshini

M. Fleisch

D.W. Bahnemann

G. Gnana Kumar

R. Renganathan


Two imidazole – triphenylamine based organic dyes (SD1 and SD2) configured with donor -donor-π-acceptor (D2-π-A) structures with reported dye material namely TPA B5 were synthesized using different acceptor units and characterized by various spectroscopic techniques. The optical and electrochemical behavior of the dyes was systematically analyzed. The obtained results were compared with TPA B5 and found that, these dyes are considered to have proper electronic energy levels as promising sensitizers in dye sensitized solar cells (DSC’s). This work could facilitate the development of new way to improve the performance of anchoring units.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 10, 2019
Online Publication Date Jan 22, 2019
Publication Date May 1, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 13, 2023
Journal Materials Letters
Print ISSN 0167-577X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 242
Pages 28-31
Keywords Acceptor unit, Sensitizer, Electrochemical behavior, Dye sensitized solar cells