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Title: An unusual thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole sensitizer for dye-sensitized solar cells
Authors: Zani, L.
Reginato, G.
Mordini, A.
Calamante, M.
Peruzzini, M.
Taddei, Maurizio 
Sinicropi, Adalgisa 
Parisi, Maria Laura 
Fabrizi De Biani, Fabrizia 
Basosi, Riccardo 
Cavallaro, A.
Bruzzi, M.
Keywords: DFT calculations; Dye sensitized solar cells; J-V measurements; Organic dye; Thiazole
Issue Date: 2013
Project: None 
Journal: TETRAHEDRON LETTERS
Abstract: 
A novel unsymmetrical thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole, TZ1, endowed with an unusual p–D–A structure featuring a highly conjugated light-harvesting backbone, has been synthesized and characterized from the photoand electrochemical point of view. Although its structure did not resemble that of typical organic sensitizers, the new compound showed properties compatible with its employment in dye-sensitized solar cells. The experimental findings were supported by the results of DFT calculations. Indeed, when tested as a sensitizer in dye-sensitized solar cells, compound TZ1 gave rise to a high average open-circuit voltage (Voc) of 0.712 V and an average short-circuit current (Jsc) of 7.0 mA cm2, resulting in a power conversion efficiency (g) of 2.55%.
Description: 
58881
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12779/6230
ISSN: 0040-4039
DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2013.05.059
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