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    • Keywords


      Porphyrins; triad; solar cells; gel electrolyte; quasi-solid state.

    • Abstract


      A new photosensitizer having two rhodanine acetic acid groups at meso-positions of a zinc porphyrin [meso-Rhod-Zn-Rhod] has been synthesized and characterized by UV-Visible, 1H NMR, MALDI-MS, fluorescence spectroscopies and cyclic voltammetry. The new photosensitizer was tested in dye-sensitized solar cells with three different liquid redox electrolytes and compared its efficiency (𝜂) with dyad. Both dyad and triad were also tested in DSSC using a polymer gel redox electrolyte and observed low efficiency because of small short circuiting current i.e. ISc though the IPCE is significantly high. The probable reason for the low efficiency small ISc has been attributed to the internal resistance of the cell.

    • Author Affiliations


      L Giribabu1 Ch Vijay Kumar1 M Raghavender1 K Somaiah1 P Yella Reddy1 P Venkateswara Rao2

      1. Nanomaterials Laboratory, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad 500 007
      2. Department of Chemistry, Nizam College (Osmania University), Hyderabad 500 001
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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