Large photocurrent generation of gold electrodes modified with [60]fullerene-linked oligothiophenes bearing a tripodal rigid anchor

Daigo Hirayama, Kazuo Takimiya, Yoshio Aso, Tetsuo Otsubo, Taku Hasobe, Hiroko Yamada, Hiroshi Imahori, Shunichi Fukuzumi, Yoshiteru Sakata

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[60]Fullerene-linked quarter- and octithiophenes bearing a tripodal rigid anchor have been synthesized as components of highly efficient SAM-based photovoltaic cells. It has been demonstrated that the tripodal anchor plays an important role in preparing a well-organized SAM on a gold electrode, leading to marked enhancement of the photocurrent generation as compared to the reference system with a one-armed anchor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-533
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 30


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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