Ruthenium complexes with tridentate ligands for dye-sensitized solar cells

Thomas W. Rees, Etienne Baranoff*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Since the first report of black dye, ruthenium complexes with tridentate ligands have attracted attention due to their ability to harvest photons in the near infrared. Herein we review this family of sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cell focusing on their chemical structures and properties. We briefly highlight their performance in photovoltaic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-49
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2014


  • Dye-sensitized solar cell
  • Photovoltaic
  • Polypyridine
  • Ruthenium complex
  • Tridentate ligand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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