Electronic tuning of nickel-based bis(dicarbollide) redox shuttles in dye-sensitized solar cells

Alexander M. Spokoyny, Tina C. Li, Omar K. Farha, Charles W. Machan, Chunxing She, Charlotte L. Stern, Tobin J. Marks, Joseph T. Hupp, Chad A. Mirkin

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Abstract

Redox "B" ess: Rational design of a new series of boron-functionalized NiIII/NiIV-bis (dicarbollide) clusters results in a family of robust and tunable redox shuttles (see diagram; EDG and EWG denote electron-donating and -withdrawing groups, respectively). This offers a means to rationally control the redox properties in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs), leading to exceptionally high open-circuit voltages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5339-5343
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume49
Issue number31
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 19 2010

Keywords

  • Bis (dicarbollide)s
  • Carboranes
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Redox shuttles
  • Solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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