Synthesis and characterization of phthalocyanine-based soluble light-harvesting CIGS complex

Yu Chen, Xiaodong Zhuang, Weian Zhang, Ying Liu, Ying Lin, Aixia Yan, Yasuyuki Araki, Osamu Ito

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An easy and versatile solution-based route for the synthesis of a new phthalocyanine-based light-harvesting material PCIGS [Cu2(tBu 4PcGa)(tBu4PcIn)S2TPP2] is described. This material is prepared through a one-pot reaction of tBu 4PcM-Cl (M = Ga, In), CuI, and [(CH3)3Si] 2S in the presence of triphenyl phosphine. In contrast to the dilute solution, the linear absorption coefficient of PCIGS complex in the solid state (α0 = 145.35 cm-1) is about 150 times greater than the dilute solution (α0 = 0.95 cm-1) under the conditions of the study. The molecular structure of this material is proposed on the basis of the extended X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5256-5261
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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