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Push-pull porphyrinic photosensitizers for DSSC solar cells (n. 169)


Field of use

Renewable energy

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Description

The invention concerns new push-pull photosensitizer compounds based on porphyrinic skeleton containing an innovative spacer, the benzodithiophene system, for applications in DSSC solar cells.
The process for the preparation of these compounds represents a further innovation element.

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Advantages

- The technology addresses the need for technologies based on renewable sources instead of fossil fuels
- Solar cells based on photosensitizer dyes show a high efficiency in converting solar energy into electricity
- Wide absorption spectrum
- Low production costs
- Green colour, granting the application in thin films

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Suggested applications

- Photosensitizers in dye solar cells
- Emitting materials in photo and electroluminescent devices

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Inventors

Maddalena Pizzotti
Renato Ugo
Francesca Tessore
Stefano Maiorana
Emanuela Licandro
Elena Longhi
Filippo De Angelis
Clara Baldoli
Alessio Orbelli Biroli

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Applicants

Università degli Studi di Milano
CNR
Fondazione Cariplo

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Legal status

Italian Patent Application

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Contacts

For commercial and administrative information:
UNIMITT- Centro d’Ateneo per l’Innovazione e il Trasferimento Tecnologico
Università degli Studi di Milano
brevetti@unimi.it

For technical and scientific information:
Prof. Maddalena Pizzotti
maddalena.pizzotti@unimi.it

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