AJ Renna - ynthesis and Characterization of Triazolium Iodide Ionic Liquid Electrolyte for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

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    Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry

    Volume 48, Issue 12, 2011

      Abstract:

        Imidazolium iodide compounds have been utilized in the   electrolytes for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC). Most of the   investigations with these compounds focus on the formulation of   eutectic mixtures that promote efficient dissociation and   diffusion of the iodide and triiodide species. Facile alternative   synthetic approaches such as click chemistry (Huisgen 3+2 dipolar   cycloaddition reaction) can be utilized to broaden the scope of   electrochemically stable promising materials for novel   electrolyte systems. Here, we report the first example of a   triazolium functionalized cyclic siloxane that can be used as an   electrolyte component in solvent-based DSSCs. The devices   fabricated with this new triazolium salt in the electrolyte   yielded short circuit current densities (26   mA/cm2),   as well as power conversion efficiencies of 8%, these values are   comparable to those obtained for imidazolium salt   analogues.

      Address (URL): http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10601325.2011.620434