Cyclometallated iridium complexes as sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells

Etienne Baranoff*, Jun Ho Yum, Il Jung, Rosaria Vulcano, Michael Gratzel, Md Khaja Nazeeruddin, Etienne Baranoff

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New sensitizers based on cyclometallated iridium (III) complexes have been studied. Despite poor absorption properties, efficiencies up to 2.5 % were observed. It was seen that poor light-harvesting properties of the dyes are the main reasons for those efficiencies, which may be improved with better light-absorbing ligands. Electron-dynamic investigations show that very fast processes are taking place. (Figure presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-499
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010


  • Charge transfer
  • Cyclometallation
  • Iridium
  • Sensitizers
  • Solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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