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Coupling of Zinc Porphyrin Dyes and Copper Electrolytes: A Springboard for Novel Sustainable Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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posted on 01.11.2017, 19:19 by Alessia Colombo, Gabriele Di Carlo, Claudia Dragonetti, Mirko Magni, Alessio Orbelli Biroli, Maddalena Pizzotti, Dominique Roberto, Francesca Tessore, Elisabetta Benazzi, Carlo Alberto Bignozzi, Laura Casarin, Stefano Caramori
The combination of β-substituted Zn2+ porphyrin dyes and copper-based electrolytes represents a sustainable route for economic and environmentally friendly dye-sensitized solar cells. Remarkably, a new copper electrolyte, [Cu­(2-mesityl-1,10-phenanthroline)2]+/2+, exceeds the performance reached by Co2+/3+ and I/I3 reference electrolytes.