Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs) have been widely used in many fields to exploit their ecofriendly characteristics, from green synthetic procedures to environmentally benign industrial methods. In contrast, their application in emerging solar technologies, where the abundant and clean solar energy is used to properly respond to most important societal needs, is still relatively scarce. This represents a strong limitation since many solar devices make use of polluting or toxic components, thus seriously hampering their eco-friendly nature. Herein, we review the literature, mainly published in the last few years, on the use of DESs in representative solar technologies, from solar plants to last generation photovoltaics, featuring not only their passive role as green solvents, but also their active behavior arising from their peculiar chemical nature. This collection highlights the increasing and valuable role played by DESs in solar technologies, in the fulfillment of green chemistry requirements and for performance enhancement, in particular in terms of long-term temporal stability.

Boldrini, C., Quivelli, A., Manfredi, N., Capriati, V., & Abbotto, A. (2022). Deep Eutectic Solvents in Solar Energy Technologies. MOLECULES, 27(3) [10.3390/molecules27030709].

Deep Eutectic Solvents in Solar Energy Technologies

Boldrini, Chiara Liliana
Primo
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Quivelli, Andrea Francesca
Secondo
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Manfredi, Norberto;Abbotto, Alessandro
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs) have been widely used in many fields to exploit their ecofriendly characteristics, from green synthetic procedures to environmentally benign industrial methods. In contrast, their application in emerging solar technologies, where the abundant and clean solar energy is used to properly respond to most important societal needs, is still relatively scarce. This represents a strong limitation since many solar devices make use of polluting or toxic components, thus seriously hampering their eco-friendly nature. Herein, we review the literature, mainly published in the last few years, on the use of DESs in representative solar technologies, from solar plants to last generation photovoltaics, featuring not only their passive role as green solvents, but also their active behavior arising from their peculiar chemical nature. This collection highlights the increasing and valuable role played by DESs in solar technologies, in the fulfillment of green chemistry requirements and for performance enhancement, in particular in terms of long-term temporal stability.
Articolo in rivista - Review Essay
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Concentrated solar power; Deep eutectic solvents; Dye-sensitized solar cells; Solar energy;
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Boldrini, C., Quivelli, A., Manfredi, N., Capriati, V., & Abbotto, A. (2022). Deep Eutectic Solvents in Solar Energy Technologies. MOLECULES, 27(3) [10.3390/molecules27030709].
Boldrini, C; Quivelli, A; Manfredi, N; Capriati, V; Abbotto, A
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