This review collects the most representative literature reports on the use of calix[4]arene-based molecules as components, namely photosensitizer dyes, in solar devices, including photovoltaics (dye-sensitized solar cells, DSSC), hydrogen photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical generation from water and sunlight, and CO2 photoreduction. Calix[4]arenes are versatile and easily obtainable scaffolds to be integrated with solar device molecular components either as electron-donor groups in π-conjugated dyes or as host-guest moieties to favor intermolecular interactions. Their beneficial role has been exploited to enhance photovoltaic, hydrogen production, and CO2 reduction performance, paving the way to a new class of molecular active components for next generation solar devices.

Calix[4]arene-based molecular photosensitizers for sustainable hydrogen production and other solar applications / Boldrini, C. L.; Manfredi, N.; Montini, T.; Baldini, L.; Abbotto, A.; Fornasiero, P.. - In: CURRENT OPINION IN GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 2452-2236. - 32:(2021). [10.1016/j.cogsc.2021.100534]

Calix[4]arene-based molecular photosensitizers for sustainable hydrogen production and other solar applications

Baldini L.
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2021-01-01

Abstract

This review collects the most representative literature reports on the use of calix[4]arene-based molecules as components, namely photosensitizer dyes, in solar devices, including photovoltaics (dye-sensitized solar cells, DSSC), hydrogen photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical generation from water and sunlight, and CO2 photoreduction. Calix[4]arenes are versatile and easily obtainable scaffolds to be integrated with solar device molecular components either as electron-donor groups in π-conjugated dyes or as host-guest moieties to favor intermolecular interactions. Their beneficial role has been exploited to enhance photovoltaic, hydrogen production, and CO2 reduction performance, paving the way to a new class of molecular active components for next generation solar devices.
2021
Calix[4]arene-based molecular photosensitizers for sustainable hydrogen production and other solar applications / Boldrini, C. L.; Manfredi, N.; Montini, T.; Baldini, L.; Abbotto, A.; Fornasiero, P.. - In: CURRENT OPINION IN GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 2452-2236. - 32:(2021). [10.1016/j.cogsc.2021.100534]
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