Enveloping porphyrins for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells

Chin Li Wang, Chi Ming Lan, Shang Hao Hong, Yi Fen Wang, Tsung Yu Pan, Chia Wei Chang, Hshin Hui Kuo, Ming Yu Kuo, Eric Wei Guang Diau, Ching Yao Lin

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A series of porphyrins bearing alkoxyl and/or alkyl chains were prepared to investigate the roles of alkoxyl/alkyl chains in the enhanced photovoltaic performance of the dyes. Based on the experimental results and the molecular simulations, we demonstrated that suitable long alkoxyl chains are capable of wrapping the porphyrin core, thus resulting in decreased dye aggregation, elevated excited states and LUMOs, and improved photovoltaic performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6933-6940
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Pollution


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