N-Heterotriangulene chromophores with 4-pyridyl anchors for dye-sensitized solar cells

Ute Meinhardt, Fabian Lodermeyer, Tobias A. Schaub, Andreas Kunzmann, Pavlo O. Dral, Anna Chiara Sale, Frank Hampel, Dirk M. Guldi*, Ruben D. Costa, Milan Kivala

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A series of dimethylmethylene-bridged N-heterotriangulenes decorated with one, two, and three electron-withdrawing 4-pyridyls were synthesized. Their photophysical and electrochemical characteristics were examined and their successful application in n-type TiO2- and ZnO-based dye-sensitized solar cells demonstrated the ability of the 4-pyridyl moiety to act as an anchor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67372-67377
Number of pages6
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number71
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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