Synthesis and characterization of novel perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic acid derivatives

Mohiuddin, Obaidullah
Increasing demand and high consumption of energy lead the researchers to think about the alternative renewable and sustainable source that could fulfil the energy requirement. For this purpose smooth transition to renewable technologies are necessary. There are several alternative technologies available, among them Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) can be the promising one. DSSC has achieved around 12% power conversion efficiency, hence improvement is possible if new materials are synthesized. Our study aims to synthesize and characterization of novel isomerically pure perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic acid derivatives that are promising family of organic dyes as light harvesting material (sensitizer). The study involves the synthesis of novel antisymmetric compounds and investigation of their structural, and photo-physical properties. This work demonstrates that perylene tetracarboxylic ester unit is a versatile building block for the synthesis of variety of light harvesting systems. The resulting compounds are soluble in variety of organic solvents, and show broad absorption bands extending up to near infrared region.


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Citation Formats
O. Mohiuddin, “Synthesis and characterization of novel perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic acid derivatives,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2017.