Synthesis of Cu\(^+\)/bipyridyl Based Complex Towards Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Application

Vuong Son, Nguyen Ngoc Ha, Luong Thi Thu Thuy, Tran Quang Thinh, Mai Anh Tuan


This study aims to synthesize the Cu+/bipyridyl-based complex using Sonogashira cross coupling. The structure of the ligand and the complex were investigated by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; by single crystal X-ray diffraction and by UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy. The obtained experimental results were in good agreement with the theoretical calculations. The complex is a potential candidate to be the photo sensitizer in dye-sensitized solar cells.



Dye Sensitized Solar Cell, Cu+/bipyridine complex

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