Characterisation of a series of triarylmethane dyes as light harvesters for photo-electrochemical systems

Chun Hin Ng, C. André Ohlin, Bjorn Winther Jensen

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Abstract

A series of commercially available dyes were characterised by electrochemical, spectroscopic and computational methods. Several dyes, including Fuchsin Basic and Malachite Green were found to have properties that make them potential candidates for use in photo-electrochemical systems. The risks of combining different characterisation methods are also highlighted, namely the combination of thermodynamic reactions (electrochemical redox reactions), electronic transitions (optical spectroscopy) and the use of computational techniques to describe them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-101
Number of pages6
JournalDyes and Pigments
Volume115
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 24
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Characterization
  • Commercial dyes
  • Computational chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Triarylmethane dye

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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