Synthesis and Application of Two Organic Dyes Based on Indoline in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells


1 Center of Excellence for Color Science and Technology,Department of Organic Colorants, Institute for Color Science and Technology

2 Faculty of Polymer and Color Engineering,Amirkabir University of Technology, Center of Excellence for Color Science and Technology,Institute for Color Science and Technology


In this paper we sensitized two new organic days dye 1 and dye 2 based on thioindigo with phenothiazine as the electron donor group. We used acrylic acid and cyanoacrylic acid as the electron acceptor anchoring group in dye 1 and dye 2 respectively. The proposed dyes were sensitized from phenothiazine as the starting material by standard reactions and characterized by different techniques such as melting point, FTIR, 1HNMR, elemental analysis and UV-Visible spectroscopy after purification. Spectrophotometric measurements of the syntesised dyes in solution and on a TiO2 substrate were carried out in order to assess changes in the status of the dyes. The wavelength of maximum absorption for dye1 and dye 2 in solution are 499 nm and 505 nm and on TiO2 films are 523 nm and 527 nm, respectively. Finally, the proposed dyes used as sensitizer in a dye solar cell structure and their photovoltaic properties investigated. The Conversion efficiency for dye 1 and dye 2 are 2.34 and 3.07, respectively.