Design and characterization of Bodipy derivatives for bulk heterojunction solar cells

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Kolemen S., Cakmak Y., Ozdemir T., ERTEN ELA Ş., BÜYÜKTEMİZ M., DEDE Y., ...More

TETRAHEDRON, vol.70, no.36, pp.6229-6234, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 36
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tet.2014.03.049
  • Journal Name: TETRAHEDRON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.6229-6234
  • Keywords: Bulk heterojunction solar cells, Bodipy, Near-IR sensitizers, Panchromaticity, Conversion efficiency
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Two electron rich Bodipy dyes with strong absorptivities in the visible region were designed and synthesized as potential electron donors in bulk heterojunction photovoltaic constructs. Overall efficiency is above 1%, with impressive responsiveness at both UV and near-IR ends of the visible spectrum. Computational studies reveal an unexpected effect of meso-substituents on the electron transfer efficiency. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.