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Materials chemistry and sustainable energy

Applicant Constable Edwin Charles
Number 162631
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Institut für Anorganische Chemie Departement Chemie Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Inorganic Chemistry
Start/End 01.10.2015 - 30.09.2018
Approved amount 700'000.00
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Keywords (5)

Photovoltaic; Light emitting electrochemical cell; Metal-organic frameworks ; Sustainable; Complexes

Lay Summary (German)

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Das Projekt besteht aus 3 Teilprojekte : (i) Sonnenenergieumwandlung (ii) lichtemittierenden Materialien für Beleuchtungsanwendungen , (iii) Koordinationspolymere
Lay summary

Das Projekt besteht aus 3 Teilprojekte : 

(i) Sonnenenergieumwandlung  

(ii) lichtemittierenden Materialien für Beleuchtungsanwendungen , 

(iii) Koordinationspolymere  

 

 

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 25.09.2015

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Publications

Publication
The shiny side of copper: bringing copper(I) lightemitting electrochemical cells closer to application†
KellerSarah, PrescimoneAlessandro, La PlacaMaria-Grazia, Junquera-HernandezJose M., BolinkHenk J., ConstableEdwin C., SessoloMichele, OrtíEnrique, HousecroftCatherine E. (2020), The shiny side of copper: bringing copper(I) lightemitting electrochemical cells closer to application†, in RSC Advances, 10, 22631-2264.
Extended π-Systems in Diimine Ligands in [Cu(P^P)(N^N)][PF6] Complexes: From 2,2'-Bipyridine to 2-(Pyridin-2-yl)Quinoline
KellerSarah, Alkan-ZambadaMurat, PrescimoneAlessandro, ConstableEdwin C., HousecroftCatherine E. (2020), Extended π-Systems in Diimine Ligands in [Cu(P^P)(N^N)][PF6] Complexes: From 2,2'-Bipyridine to 2-(Pyridin-2-yl)Quinoline, in Crystals, 10, 255.
Hinged and Wide: A New PP Ligand for Emissive [Cu(PP)(NN)][PF6] Complexes
KellerSarah, BantleMatthias, PrescimoneAlessandro, ConstableEdwin C., HousecroftCatherine E. (2019), Hinged and Wide: A New PP Ligand for Emissive [Cu(PP)(NN)][PF6] Complexes, in Molecules, 24, 3934.
A Phosphonic Acid Anchoring Analogue of the Sensitizer P1 for p-Type Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Klein Y., Marinakis Nathalie, Constable Edwin, Housecroft Catherine (2018), A Phosphonic Acid Anchoring Analogue of the Sensitizer P1 for p-Type Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, in Crystals, 8(10), 389-389.
Cuprophilia: Dye-sensitized solar cells with copper(I) dyes and copper(I)/(II) redox shuttles
Karpacheva Mariia, Malzner Frederik J., Wobill Cedric, Büttner Annika, Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Catherine E. (2018), Cuprophilia: Dye-sensitized solar cells with copper(I) dyes and copper(I)/(II) redox shuttles, in Dyes and Pigments, 156, 410-416.
The Versatile SALSAC Approach to Heteroleptic Copper(I) Dye Assembly in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Malzner Frederik, Housecroft Catherine, Constable Edwin (2018), The Versatile SALSAC Approach to Heteroleptic Copper(I) Dye Assembly in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, in Inorganics, 6(2), 57-57.
Effects of Introducing Methoxy Groups into the Ancillary Ligands in Bis(diimine) Copper(I) Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Büttner Annika, Brauchli Sven, Constable Edwin, Housecroft Catherine (2018), Effects of Introducing Methoxy Groups into the Ancillary Ligands in Bis(diimine) Copper(I) Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, in Inorganics, 6(2), 40-40.
CF 3 Substitution of [Cu(P^P)(bpy)][PF 6 ] Complexes: Effects on Photophysical Properties and Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cell Performance
Keller Sarah, Brunner Fabian, Junquera-Hernández José M., Pertegás Antonio, La-Placa Maria-Grazia, Prescimone Alessandro, Constable Edwin C., Bolink Henk J., Ortí Enrique, Housecroft Catherine E. (2018), CF 3 Substitution of [Cu(P^P)(bpy)][PF 6 ] Complexes: Effects on Photophysical Properties and Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cell Performance, in ChemPlusChem, 83(4), 217-229.
Self-Assembly of heteroleptic dinuclear silver(I) complexes bridged by bis(diphenylphosphino)ethyne
Keller S., Camenzind T.N., Abraham J., Prescimone A., Häussinger D., Constable E.C., Housecrof (2018), Self-Assembly of heteroleptic dinuclear silver(I) complexes bridged by bis(diphenylphosphino)ethyne, in Dalton Transactions, 946- 957.
[Cu(P^P)(N^N)][PF 6 ] compounds with bis(phosphane) and 6-alkoxy, 6-alkylthio, 6-phenyloxy and 6-phenylthio-substituted 2,2′-bipyridine ligands for light-emitting electrochemical cells
Alkan-Zambada Murat, Keller Sarah, Martínez-Sarti Laura, Prescimone Alessandro, Junquera-Hernández José M., Constable Edwin C., Bolink Henk J., Sessolo Michele, Ortí Enrique, Housecroft Catherine E. (2018), [Cu(P^P)(N^N)][PF 6 ] compounds with bis(phosphane) and 6-alkoxy, 6-alkylthio, 6-phenyloxy and 6-phenylthio-substituted 2,2′-bipyridine ligands for light-emitting electrochemical cells, in Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 6(31), 8460-8471.
Catch the sun: new ancillary ligands in Copper(I) dye-sensitized solar cells lead to panchromatic light harvesting
MalznerFrederik (2018), Catch the sun: new ancillary ligands in Copper(I) dye-sensitized solar cells lead to panchromatic light harvesting, University of Basel, Basel.
Copper( i ) and silver( i ) complexes of 9,9-dimethyl-4,5-bis(di- tert -butylphosphino)xanthene: photophysical properties and structural rigidity under pressure
Keller Sarah, Prescimone Alessandro, Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Catherine E. (2018), Copper( i ) and silver( i ) complexes of 9,9-dimethyl-4,5-bis(di- tert -butylphosphino)xanthene: photophysical properties and structural rigidity under pressure, in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 17(4), 375-385.
Dye sensitized solar cells – investigation of bis(diimine)copper(I) dyes
BüttnerAnnika (2018), Dye sensitized solar cells – investigation of bis(diimine)copper(I) dyes, University of Basel, Basel.
Heteroleptic light-emitting copper(I) complexes with possible applications in light-emitting electrochemical cells
Keller Sarah (2018), Heteroleptic light-emitting copper(I) complexes with possible applications in light-emitting electrochemical cells, Univeristy of Basel, Basel.
Polypyridyl ligands for nanostructured materials - dye-sensitized solar cells and coordination polymers
Klein Maximilian (2018), Polypyridyl ligands for nanostructured materials - dye-sensitized solar cells and coordination polymers, University of Basel, Basel.
The different faces of 4'-pyrimidinyl functionalized 4,2':6',4''-terpyridines: metal organic assemblies from solution and on Au(111) and Cu(111) surface platforms
NijsT., KleinM., MousaviS., AhsanA., NowakowskaS., ConstableE.C., HousecroftC.E., JungT.A. (2018), The different faces of 4'-pyrimidinyl functionalized 4,2':6',4''-terpyridines: metal organic assemblies from solution and on Au(111) and Cu(111) surface platforms, in J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 2933 - 2939.
Coordination behaviour of 1-(3,2':6',3''-terpyridin-4'-yl)ferrocene: structure and magnetic and electrochemical properties of a tetracopper dimetallomacrocycle
Klein Y. M., Lanzilotto A., Prescimone A., Krämer K. W., Decurtins S., Liu S. -X., Constable (2017), Coordination behaviour of 1-(3,2':6',3''-terpyridin-4'-yl)ferrocene: structure and magnetic and electrochemical properties of a tetracopper dimetallomacrocycle, in Polyhedron, 71 - 76.
Exploring simple ancillary ligands in copper-based dye-sensitized solar cells: effects of a heteroatom switch and of co-sensitization
Malzner F. J., Prescimone A., Constable E. C., Housecroft C. E., Willgert M. (2017), Exploring simple ancillary ligands in copper-based dye-sensitized solar cells: effects of a heteroatom switch and of co-sensitization, in Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5, 4671 - 4685.
What a difference a tail makes: 2D→2D parallel interpenetration of sheets to interpenetrated nbo networks using ditopic-4,2':6',4''-terpyridine ligands
Klein Y. Maximilian, Prescimone Alessandro, Neuburger Markus, Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Ca (2017), What a difference a tail makes: 2D→2D parallel interpenetration of sheets to interpenetrated nbo networks using ditopic-4,2':6',4''-terpyridine ligands, in CrystEngComm, 2894 - 2902.
4,2':6',4''- and 3,2':6',3''-terpyridines: the conflict between well-defined vectorial properties and serendipity in the assembly of 1D-, 2D- and 3D-architectures
Klein Y. Maximilian, Prescimone Alessandro, Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Catherine E. (2017), 4,2':6',4''- and 3,2':6',3''-terpyridines: the conflict between well-defined vectorial properties and serendipity in the assembly of 1D-, 2D- and 3D-architectures, in Materials, article 72.
Coordination behaviour of 1-(4,2':6',4''-terpyridin-4'-yl)ferrocene and 1-(3,2':6',3''-terpyridin-4'-yl)ferrocene: predictable and unpredictable assembly algorithms
Klein Y. Maximilian, Prescimone Alessandro, Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Catherine E. (2017), Coordination behaviour of 1-(4,2':6',4''-terpyridin-4'-yl)ferrocene and 1-(3,2':6',3''-terpyridin-4'-yl)ferrocene: predictable and unpredictable assembly algorithms, in Australian Journal of Chemistry, 468 - 477.
Ligand and Metalloligand Design for Macrocycles, Multimetallic Arrays, Coordination Polymers and Assemblies
Constable E. C., Housecroft C. E. (2017), Ligand and Metalloligand Design for Macrocycles, Multimetallic Arrays, Coordination Polymers and Assemblies, Elsevier, WWW: Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering.
More hydra than Janus – Non-classical coordination modes in complexes of oligopyridine ligands
Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Catherine E. (2017), More hydra than Janus – Non-classical coordination modes in complexes of oligopyridine ligands, in Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 84 - 104.
Tetratopic bis(4,2′:6′,4′′-terpyridine) and bis(3,2′:6′,3′′-terpyridine) Ligands as 4-Connecting Nodes in 2D-Coordination Networks and 3D-Frameworks
Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Catherine E. (2017), Tetratopic bis(4,2′:6′,4′′-terpyridine) and bis(3,2′:6′,3′′-terpyridine) Ligands as 4-Connecting Nodes in 2D-Coordination Networks and 3D-Frameworks, in Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, 14.
The effects of introducing sterically demanding aryl substituents in [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+ complexes
Brunner F., Graber S., Baumgartner Y. , Häussinger D., Prescimone A., Constable E.C., Housecro (2017), The effects of introducing sterically demanding aryl substituents in [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+ complexes, in Dalton Trans., 46, 6379 - 6391.
The way to panchromatic copper(I)-based dye-sensitized solar cells: co-sensitization with the organic dye SQ2
Malzner Frederik J., Willgert Markus, Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Catherine E. (2017), The way to panchromatic copper(I)-based dye-sensitized solar cells: co-sensitization with the organic dye SQ2, in Journal of Materials Chemistry A , 5, 13717 - 13729.
Improving performance of copper(I)-based dye sensitized solar cells through I 3 − /I − electrolyte manipulation
Fürer Sebastian O., Luu Laura Y.N., Bozic-Weber Biljana, Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Catherine E. (2016), Improving performance of copper(I)-based dye sensitized solar cells through I 3 − /I − electrolyte manipulation, in Dyes and Pigments, 132, 72-78.
A double-stranded 1D-coordination polymer assembled using the tetravergent ligand 1,1′- bis (4,2′:6′,4″-terpyridin-4′-yl)ferrocene
Klein Y. Maximilian, Prescimone Alessandro, Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Catherine E. (2016), A double-stranded 1D-coordination polymer assembled using the tetravergent ligand 1,1′- bis (4,2′:6′,4″-terpyridin-4′-yl)ferrocene, in Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 70, 118-120.
2-Dimensional networks assembled using 4′-functionalized 4,2′:6′,4″-terpyridines and Co(NCS) 2
Klein Y. Maximilian, Prescimone Alessandro, Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Catherine E. (2016), 2-Dimensional networks assembled using 4′-functionalized 4,2′:6′,4″-terpyridines and Co(NCS) 2, in Polyhedron, 103, 58-65.
2-Dimensional networks assembled using 4'-functionalized 4,2':6',4''-terpyridines and Co(NCS)2
Klein Y. M. , Prescimone A., Constable E. C. , Housecroft C. E. (2016), 2-Dimensional networks assembled using 4'-functionalized 4,2':6',4''-terpyridines and Co(NCS)2, in Polyhedron, 103A, 58 - 65.
A double-stranded 1D-coordination polymer assembled using the tetravergent ligand 1,1′-bis(4,2′:6′,4″-terpyridin-4′-yl)ferrocene
Klein Y. M., Prescimone A., Constable E. C., Housecroft C. E. (2016), A double-stranded 1D-coordination polymer assembled using the tetravergent ligand 1,1′-bis(4,2′:6′,4″-terpyridin-4′-yl)ferrocene, in Inorg. Chem. Commun., 118 - 120.
Combining phosphonic acid-functionalized anchoring ligands with asymmetric ancillary ligands in bis(diimine)copper(I) dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells
Büttner A. Sven Y. Brauchli S.Y., Vogt R., Constable E.C. Housecroft C.E (2016), Combining phosphonic acid-functionalized anchoring ligands with asymmetric ancillary ligands in bis(diimine)copper(I) dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells, in RSC Adv., 6, 5205 - 5213.
Constructing chiral MOFs by functionalizing 4,2′:6′,4″-terpyridine with long-chain alkoxy domains: rare examples of neb nets
Klein Y. M., Prescimone A., Pitak M. B., Constable E. C., Housecroft C. E. (2016), Constructing chiral MOFs by functionalizing 4,2′:6′,4″-terpyridine with long-chain alkoxy domains: rare examples of neb nets, in CrystEngComm, 18, 4704 - 4707.
Copper-based Dye-sensitized Solar Cells with Quasi-Solid Nano Cellulose Composite Electrolytes
Willgert Markus, Boujemaoui Assya, Malmstrom Eva, Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Catherine E. (2016), Copper-based Dye-sensitized Solar Cells with Quasi-Solid Nano Cellulose Composite Electrolytes, in RSC Advances, 56571 - 56579.
Cyanoacrylic- and (1-cyanovinyl)phosphonic acid anchoring ligands for application in copper-based dye-sensitized solar cells
Baumgartner Yann, Klein Y. Maximilian, Constable Edwin C., Housecroft Catherine E., Willgert Ma (2016), Cyanoacrylic- and (1-cyanovinyl)phosphonic acid anchoring ligands for application in copper-based dye-sensitized solar cells, in RSC Advances, 86220 - 86231.
Dinuclear [Cu2(N^N)(P^P)2][PF6]2 complexes containing bridging 2,3,5,6-tetra(pyridin-2-yl)pyrazine or 2,4,6-tri(pyridin-2-yl)-1,3,5-triazine ligands
Keller S., Alessandro PressioneA., ConstableE.C., Housecroft C.E. (2016), Dinuclear [Cu2(N^N)(P^P)2][PF6]2 complexes containing bridging 2,3,5,6-tetra(pyridin-2-yl)pyrazine or 2,4,6-tri(pyridin-2-yl)-1,3,5-triazine ligands, in Polyhedron, 116 , 3-11.
Peripheral halo-functionalization in [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+ emitters: influence on the performances of light-emitting electrochemical cells
Brunner Fabian, Martínez-Sarti Laura, Keller Sarah, Pertegás Antonio, Prescimone Alessandro, Co (2016), Peripheral halo-functionalization in [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+ emitters: influence on the performances of light-emitting electrochemical cells, in Dalton Transactions, 15180 - 15192.
Positional isomerism makes a difference: phosphonic acid anchoring ligands with thienyl spacers in copper(I)-based dye-sensitized solar cells
Klein Y Maximilian, Willgert Markus, Prescimone Alessandro, Constable Edwin C, Housecroft Cathe (2016), Positional isomerism makes a difference: phosphonic acid anchoring ligands with thienyl spacers in copper(I)-based dye-sensitized solar cells, in Dalton Transactions, 4659-4672.
Shine bright or live long: substituent effects in [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+-based light-emitting electrochemical cells where N^N is a 6-substituted 2,2'-bipyridine
Keller S., Pertegás A., Longo G., Martínez L., Cerdá J., Junquera-Hernández J. M., Prescimone (2016), Shine bright or live long: substituent effects in [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+-based light-emitting electrochemical cells where N^N is a 6-substituted 2,2'-bipyridine, in J. Mater. Chem. C, 3857 - 3871.
Understanding why replacing I3–/I– by cobalt(II)/(III) electrolytes in bis(diimine)copper(I)-based dye-sensitized solar cells improves performance
Fürer S.O., Bozic-Weber B., Schefer T., Wobill C., Constable E.C. , Housecroft C.E., Willgert (2016), Understanding why replacing I3–/I– by cobalt(II)/(III) electrolytes in bis(diimine)copper(I)-based dye-sensitized solar cells improves performance, in J. Mater. Chem. A, 12995 -13004.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Professor Silvio Decurtins, Universität Bern Switzerland (Europe)
- Research Infrastructure
Professor Enrique Orti, University of Valencia Spain (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Dr Henk Bolink, University of Valencia Spain (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Prof. Thomas Jung, University of Basel, Dept. Physics Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Professor Ernst Meyer, Universität Basel Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
182000 Hierarchical interfacial coordination assemblies 01.10.2018 Project funding (Div. I-III)
182559 Design-principles and properties of networks and MOFs 01.10.2018 Project funding (Div. I-III)
149067 Structural and photophysical diversity in coordination macrocycles, polymers and networks 01.10.2013 Project funding (Div. I-III)
156236 Harvesting light at a p-type semiconductor interface 01.10.2014 Interdisciplinary projects
144500 Sustainable nanoscale and materials chemistry 01.10.2012 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Abstract

The projects outlined in this proposal fall within the University of Basel's major focal area of 'Energy and Sustainability' and they combine three themes that are central to the research goals of the Constable/Housecroft group. September and December 2015, respectively, mark the end of 3 extremely productive research grants: SNF grant 200020_149067 (Housecroft), SNF grant 200020_144500 (Constable) and ERC Advanced Grant 267816 LiLo (Constable). The sub-projects in this proposal further develop areas of research in the fields of materials chemistry and sustainable energy. The completion of the ERC LiLo support also loses valuable Postdoctoral experience from the research group and the request for one Postdoctoral stipend in this proposal is an essential part of ensuring continuity in our research program.Sub-project A will continue the SNF support of two PhD students, Frederik Malzner and Annika Büttner (currently in their first and second years of doctoral studies, respectively), and will develop photosensitizers and modify components in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) using Earth abundant metals. We will focus on (i) structural tuning of copper-based dyes to enhance their photoresponse and electron injection, and (ii) development of new redox shuttles to replace the classical I3-/I- electrolyte which is optimized for ruthenium dyes. Postdoctoral support is required in this project for the development of quasi-solid state DSCs.Sub-project B will develop molecular emitters for application in light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs) and will support doctoral student Sarah Keller who starts her third year in September 2015. The use of emissive coordination complexes containing copper, rather than the more usual iridium, is a principal objective, and the holy grail is to deliver white-light emitters with high luminance and long lifetimes under device conditions. Our longstanding collaboration with Henk Bolink and Enrique Ortí (University of Valencia) provides this project with essential support for device measurements and theoretical interpretation of emission behaviour; Dr Bolink is one of the world's leading experts in LEC technology with first hand experience in the lighting industry.In sub-project C, we will develop strategies for the construction of 3-dimensional networks (metal-organic frameworks, MOFs) with tectons comprising multitopic metal-binding domains. Maximilian Klein (in his first year of doctorate study) will be supported in this project; his recent breakthrough in demonstrating that ditopic bis(3,2':6',3''-terpyridine) tectons are key to assembling 3-dimensional nets (as opposed to 2D or 1D architectures using 4,2':6',4''-terpyridines) is the starting point for the diversification of MOF structure-types and investigations of structure-property relationships and gas adsorption. These structures lay the basis for self-assembled interconnects for molecular electronics.
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