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.

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

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

Boldrini C. L.;Manfredi N.;Abbotto A.
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2021

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.
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Articolo in rivista - Review Essay
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energy; renewables; solar; hydrogen; dyes
English
Boldrini, C., Manfredi, N., Montini, T., Baldini, L., Abbotto, A., & Fornasiero, P. (2021). Calix[4]arene-based molecular photosensitizers for sustainable hydrogen production and other solar applications. CURRENT OPINION IN GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY, 32(December 2021) [10.1016/j.cogsc.2021.100534].
Boldrini, C; Manfredi, N; Montini, T; Baldini, L; Abbotto, A; Fornasiero, P
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