Steric and electronic tuning of Cu(I) phenanthroline complexes for solar energy conversion

Nosheen Akber Gothard*, Michael W. Mara, Jodi Szarko, Jenny V. Lockard, Sonbinh T. Nguyen, Lin X. Chen

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Abstract

Copper(I) phenanthroline complexes have very similar optical properties as quintessential Ru(II)polypyridyl complexes that are used extensively in dye-sensitized solar cells. To investigate this application, a set of homologous copper(I) phenanthroline complexes (1-6) have been prepared, where structural factors, such as the resistance of the Jahn-Teller distortion from Cu(I) to Cu(II)* can be systematically altered. We will present these results as well as a correlation of the ground and excited state structural dynamics of (2,9-di-tert-butyl-1,10-phenanthroline) copper(I) [CuI(dtbp)2] through ultrafast optical studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - Aug 25 2011
Event241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2011Mar 31 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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