We report the synthesis of five new azulene containing dyes, having D-π-A type structures. These dyes are synthesised using a sulfonium salt cross-coupling reaction. The dyes have been evaluated spectroscopically, electrochemically, crystallographically, and as sensitizers in dye-sensitized solar cells. We propose a rationale for the dyes’ spectroscopic properties and performance in cells, based on conformational data derived from their crystal structures.
|Number of pages||12|
|Early online date||17 Apr 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2018|
- Radical stabilization
- Solar cell
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry
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