KGaA, Weinheim. Three new unsymmetrical phenothiazine-based platinum(II) bis(acetylide) complexes PT1-PT3 with different electron-donating arylacetylide ligands were synthesized and characterized. Their photophysical, electrochemical, and photovoltaic properties have been fully investigated and the density functional theory (DFT) calculations have been carried out. Under AM 1.5 irradiation (100 mW cm-2), the PT1-based dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) device exhibited an attractive power conversion efficiency (η) up to 5.78 %, with a short-circuit photocurrent density (Jsc) of 10.98 mA cm-2, an open-circuit photovoltage (Voc) of 0.738 V, and a fill factor (ff) of 0.713. These findings provide strong evidence that platinum-acetylide complexes have great potential as promising photosensitizers in DSSC applications.
- dye-sensitized solar cells
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