Turkish Journal of Physics
Five aldimine derivatives were prepared by condensation of the appropriate amine with salicylaldehyde (m1-m4) and 4-aminobenzoic acid with 2-thiophene carboxaldehyde (m5). A molar ratio of 1:1 was used and the mixture was refluxed in ethanol for 2 h to obtain the corresponding aldimine derivative. These derivatives were used as photosensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The best performance was obtained for the DSSC sensitized with 2-(2-hydroxybenzylideneamino)benzoic acid, for which a short-circuit current of 2.86 mA/cm^2, an open-circuit voltage of 0.562 V, and an efficiency of 0.575% were obtained.
Dye-sensitized solar cell, TiO_2, aldimine derivatives
BATNIJI, AMAL Y.; MORJAN, RAMI; ABDEL-LATIF, MONZIR S.; EL-AGEZ, TAHER M.; TAYA, SOFYAN A.; and EL-GHAMRI, HATEM S.
"Aldimine derivatives as photosensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells,"
Turkish Journal of Physics: Vol. 38:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/physics/vol38/iss1/10