Phtalocyanine, phtalonitrile, hexamethyldisilazane, photovoltaics

Synthesis Of Highly Soluble Phthalocyanine From A New Phthalonitrile Under Mild Conditions

Surya Prakash Singha*, Saim Emina and Alexandre Loukanovb

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

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2010.5126

Publication Date (Web): Apr 08, 2012



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

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