C106 Dye is ruthenium complex dye developed for high-efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). Power conversion efficiencies of 11.7-12.1% have achieved in high-efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells under air-mass 1.5G simulated sunlights [1-5].
C106 Dye provides higher degree of conjugation to the ligand which in return enhances its overall optical absorption capacity. With hexyl groups enhancing its hydrophobic nature, C106 Dye not only increases electron donating property to the core of the metallic centre, but also provides steric hindrance to minimize packing and agglomeration behaviour thus higher overall device performance could be expected.
|HOMO / LUMO||HOMO = -5.05 eV, LUMO = -3.38 eV|
|Solubility||Acetonitrile and tert-butyl alcohol (volume ratio: 1/1) |
|Classification / Family||Transition metal complex, Ruthenium complex, Bipyridyl ligands, Energy materials, Dye-sensitized solar cells DSSC) materials, Donor materials, OPV materials.|
|Melting point||196 °C (lit.)|
Literature and Reviews
Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with a High Absorptivity Ruthenium Sensitizer Featuring a
2-(Hexylthio)thiophene Conjugated Bipyridine, Y Cao et al., J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 6290–6297 (2009); DOI: 10.1021/jp9006872.
- A selective co-sensitization approach to increase photon conversion efficiency and electron lifetime in dye-sensitized solar cells, L. H. Nguyen et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14, 16182-16186 (2012); DOI: 10.1039/C2CP42959D.
- High-Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: The Influence of Lithium Ions on Exciton Dissociation, Charge Recombination, and Surface States, Q. Yu et al., ACS Nano, 4 (10), 6032–6038 (2010); DOI: 10.1021/nn101384e.
- Ultralong Rutile TiO2 Nanowire Arrays for Highly Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, H. Li et al., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (21), 13384–13391 (2016); DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b01508.
- Dependence of Dye Regeneration and Charge Collection on the Pore-Filling Fraction in Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, C. T. Weisspfennig et al., Adv. Funct. Mater., 24, 668–677 (2014); DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201301328.
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