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Effects of Methyl-Substituted Phenanthrolines on the Performance of Ruthenium(II) Dye-Sensitizers

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Mueller, Andressa V. [1] ; Mendonca, Poliana S. [1] ; Parant, Stephane [2, 3] ; Duchanois, Thibaut [2, 3] ; Gros, Philippe C. [2, 3] ; Beley, Marc [2, 3] ; Polo, Andre S. [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Fed ABC UFABC, BR-09210170 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Lorraine, UMR SRSMC, F-54506 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy - France
[3] CNRS, UMR SRSMC, HeCRin, F-54506 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy - France
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society; v. 26, n. 11, p. 2224-2232, NOV 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Tris-heteroleptic ruthenium(II) cis-[Ru(Me4-phen)(dcbH2)(NCS)2], where Me4-phen = 3,4,7,8-tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline, dcbH2 = 4,4'-dicarboxylic acid 2,2'-bipyridine, was synthesized, purified and characterized. Its characteristics were compared with those determined for cis-[Ru(Me2-phen)(dcbH2)(NCS)2] and cis-[Ru(phen)(dcbH2)(NCS)2] aiming to evaluate the effect of the number of methyl groups on the properties of the compounds. Changes in the Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra indicated a modification in the electronic distribution of the complex because of the presence of methyl groups at the 3 and 8 positions of 1,10-phenanthroline. These changes also modified the excited state properties and resulted in a blue shift of the absorption and emission spectra. The complex was incorporated onto TiO2 to prepare dye-sensitized solar cells, achieving up to JSC = 11.9 mA cm–2, VOC = 0.627 V, ff = 0.67 and η = 5.0%. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/00605-5 - Investigation of the formation kinetics of tris-heteroleptic Ru(II) compounds with potential application in energy conversion
Grantee:Andressa Vidal Muller
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 13/25173-5 - Photoreactivity and kinetic formation of ruthenium (II) tris-heteroleptic compounds
Grantee:André Sarto Polo
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants