Naphthalene Diimide-based Photovoltaics

Subashani Maniam, Heather F Higginbotham, Toby D M Bell, Steven J Langford

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Naphthalene diimides undergo single electron reduction processes either chemically or electrochemically at modest potential to yield the corresponding radical anion in high yield. The diimide radical anion has well-behaved properties, including stability, excellent photophysical behaviour and well-structured EPR signals. These properties, combined with the vast array of functionality now possible on the core represent strong candidates for pragmatic photovoltaic devices. This chapter describes the development of naphthalene diimides in photovoltaic systems supported by a theoretical basis for energy and electron transfer mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNaphthalenediimide and its Congeners
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Molecules to Materials
EditorsG. Dan Pantos
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherThe Royal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781782621386, 9781788011198
ISBN (Print)9781849739221
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameMonographs in Supramolecular Chemistry
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Electronic)368-8642

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