aAdvanced Photovoltaics Center, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba 305-0047, Japan
bDepartment of Engineering Geoecology, University of Minning and Geology, Sofia, Bulgaria
Adv. Mater. Lett., 2010, 1 (2), pp 148-150
Publication Date (Web): Apr 08, 2012
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Novel syntheses of zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc) are achieved by exploring our hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) method. Reactions are clean and efficient by replacing harmful and strongly smelling triethylamine with HMDS. The compound is highly soluble in organic solvents and can be used as a donor material for organic thin film photovoltaic solar cells.
Phtalocyanine, phtalonitrile, hexamethyldisilazane, photovoltaics