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BODIPY-phenylacetylene macrocycle motifs for enhanced light-harvesting and energy transfer applications (external link, opens in new window)   Yousaf, M.; Lough, A. J.; Schott, E. Koivisto, B. D., RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 57490-57492

Direct Spectroscopic Evidence for Constituent Heteroatoms Enhancing Charge Recombination at a TiO2 Ruthenium Dye Interface  Hu, K.; Severin, H.; Koivisto, B.D.; Robson, K.C.D; Schott, E.; Arratia-Perez, R.; Meyer, G.; Berlinguette, C.P. J. Phys. Chem. C., 2014, 118, 17079-17089. 

The effect of donor-modification in organic light-harvesting motifs: triphenylamine donors appended with polymerisable thienyl subunits (external link, opens in new window)   Bonnier, C.; Machin, D. D.; Abdi, O. K.; Koivisto, B. D., Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 7011-7015. 

Manipulating non-innocent π-spacers: the challenges of using 2,6-disubstituted BODIPY cores within donor–acceptor light-harvesting motifs (external link, opens in new window)  - Bonnier, C; Machin, D. D.; Abdi, O.; Koivisto, B. D.; Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 3756-3760.

Cyclometalated ruthenium chromophores for the dye-sensitized solar cell - Bomben, P. G.; Robson, K. C. D.; Koivisto, B. D.; Berlinguette, C. P., Coord. Chem. Rev., 2012, 256, 1438-1450.

Derivatization of Bichromic Cyclometalated Ru(II) Complexes with Hydrophobic Substituents - Robson, K. C. D.; Koivisto, B. D.; Berlinguette, C. P., Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 1501-1507.

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High-Impact DSSC-related papers

A Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Solar Cell based on Dye-Sensitized Colloidal TiO2 Films - DOI:10.1038/353737a0 (external link, opens in new window)  - O'Regan, B.; Grätzel, M. Nature 1991, 353, 737-740.

A novel organic chromophore for dye-sensitized nanostructured solar cells - DOI:10.1039/b603002e (external link, opens in new window)  - Hagberg, D. P.; Edvinsson, T.; Marinado, T.; Boschloo, G.; Hagfeldt, A.; Sun, L. C. Chem. Commun. 2006, 2245.

Tuning the HOMO and LUMO energy levels of organic chromophores for dye sensitized solar cells - DOI:10.1021/jo701592x (external link, opens in new window)  - Hagberg, D. P.; Marinado, T.; Karlsson, K. M.; Nonomura, K.; Qin, P.; Boschloo, G.; Brinck, T.; Hagfeldt, A.; Sun, L. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 9550.

Metal-Free Organic Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: From Structure: Property Relationships to Design Rules -  (PDF file) DOI: 10.1002/anie.200804709 (external link, opens in new window)  - Mishra, A.; Fischer, M. K. R.; Bäuerle, P., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 28, 2474-2499.

Kinetic and Energetic Paradigms for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Moving from the Ideal to the Real – DOI: 10.1021/ar900145z (external link, opens in new window)   - O'Regan, B.; Durrant, J. R.  Acc. Chem. Res. 2009, 42, 1799-1808.

Characteristics of the Iodide/Triiodide Redox Mediator in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells – DOI: 10.1021/ar900138m (external link, opens in new window)   - Boschloo, G.; Hagfeldt, A. Acc. Chem. Res. 2009, 42, 1819-1826.

Iodine/Iodide-Free Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells – DOI: 10.1021/ar900069p (external link, opens in new window)  – Yanafida, S.; Yu, Y.; Manseki, K.  Acc. Chem. Res. 2009, 42, 1827-1838.

An organic redox electrolyte to rival triiodide/iodide in dye-sensitized solar cells -  (PDF file) DOI: 10.1038/nchem.610 (opens in new window)  - Wang, M.; Chamberland, N.; Breau, L.; Moser, J.-E.; Humphry-Baker, R.; Marsan, B.; Zakeeruddin, S. M.; Graetzel, M. Nature Chem. 2010, 2, 385.

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells – DOI: 10.1021/cr900356p (external link, opens in new window)  - Hagfeldt, A.; Boschloo, G.; Sun, L.; Kloo, L.; Pettersson, H. Chem. Rev. 2010, 110, 6595-6663.

High-efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells with ferrocene-based electrolytes -  (PDF file) DOI:10.1038/nchem.966 (opens in new window)  - Daeneke, T.; Kwon, T.-H.; Holmes, A. B.; Duffy, N. W.; Bach, U.; Spiccia, L. Nature Chem.  2011, 3, 211. -  (PDF file) supporting info (opens in new window) 

Design of Organic Dyes and Cobalt Polypyridine Redox Mediators for High-Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells – DOI: 10.1021/ja1088869 (external link, opens in new window)  - Feldt, S. M.; Gibson, E. A.; Gabrielsson, E.; Sun, L.; Boschloo, G.; Hagfeldt, A.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 16714-16724.

Porphyrin-Sensitized Solar Cells with Cobalt (II/III)-Based Redox Electrolyte Exceed 12 Percent Efficiency - DOI: 10.1126/science.1209688 (external link, opens in new window)  – Aswani, Y.; Lee, H.-W.; Tsao, H. N.; Yi, C.; Chandiran, A. K.; Nazeeruddin, Md.-K.;  Diau, E. E.-G.; Yeh, C.-Y.; Zakeeruddin, S. M.; Grätzel, M. Science., 2011, 334, 629-633.

A cobalt complex redox shuttle for dye-sensitized solar cells with high open-circuit potentials -  (PDF file) DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1655 (external link, opens in new window)  - Yum, J.-H.; Baranoff, E.; Kessler, F.; Moehl, T.; Ahmad, S.; Bessho, T.; Marchioro, A.; Ghadiri, E.; Moser, J.-E.; Yi, C.; Nazeeruddin, Md.-K.; Grätzel, M. Nature Comm., 2012, 3, 1-8.

All-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells with high efficiency -  (PDF file) DOI: 10.1038/nature11067 (opens in new window)  - Chung, I.; Lee, B.; He, J.; Chang, R. P. H.; Kanatzidis, M. G. Nature 2012, 485, 486.

The renaissance of dye-sensitized solar cells -  (PDF file) DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2012.22 (opens in new window)  - Hardin, B. E.; Snaith, H. J.; McGehee, M. D. Nature Photonics 2012, 6, 162.

Improvement of dye-sensitized solar cells toward the broader light harvesting of the solar spectrum - DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37616D - (external link, opens in new window)  Balasingam, S.K.; Lee, M.; Kang, M. G.; Jun, Y. - Chem. Comm., 2013, 49, 1471-1487.

Arylamine organic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells -  (PDF file) DOI: 10.1039/c3cs35372a (opens in new window)  - Liang, M.; Chen, J. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, ASAP.

High Impact Energy Papers

Powering the planet: Chemical challenges in solar energy utilization -  (PDF file) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0603395103 (opens in new window)  - Lewis, N. S.; Nocera, D. G. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2006, 103, 15729.

Electricity without carbon -  (PDF file) DOI: 10.1038/454816a (opens in new window)  - Schiermeier, Q.; Tollefson, J.; Scully, T.; Witze, A.; Morton, O. Nature 2008, 454, 816.

The character of power output from utility-scale photovoltaic systems -  (PDF file) DOI: 10.1002/pip.786 (opens in new window)  - Curtright, A. E.; Apt, J. Progress in Photovoltaics 2008, 16, 241.

Opportunities and challenges for a sustainable energy future -  (PDF file) DOI: 10.1038/nature11475 (opens in new window)  - Chu, S.; Majumdar, A. Nature 2012, 488, 294.


BODIPY Functionalization

Functionalization of BODIPY dyes at 2,6-positions through formyl groups - DOI: 10.1039/c3ra22610g (external link, opens in new window)  - Shilei Zhu, et al. - RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 4793-4800.

BODIPY Dyes and Their Derivatives: Syntheses and Spectroscopic Properties – DOI: 10.1021/cr078381n (external link, opens in new window)  - Loudet, A. and Burgess, K. – Chem. Rev., 2007, 107, 4891-4932.

Other Useful Reviews

 (PDF file) 1) Ferrocene in cross-coupling reactions