Functionalized pentacenes for dye-sensitized solar cells

Zhong Li, Karthik Shankar, Gopal K. Mor, Robert A. Grimminger, Chih Min Lin, John E. Anthony, Craig A. Grimes

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Carboxylic acid functionalized pentacene-based dyes are synthesized and tested in dye-sensitized solar cells utilizing titania (rutile) nanowire arrays as the electron transporting photoanode. Functionalization on both chromophore and solubilizing substitutents leads to materials demonstrating promising light-harvesting and energy-conversion properties in these large polycyclic aromatic compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11106
JournalJournal of Photonics for Energy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank the Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG36-08GO18074, for supporting this study.


  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Organic dyes
  • Organic solar cells
  • Titania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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