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Multifunctional organic dyes: anion-sensing and light-harvesting properties of curcumin boron complexes
- Tsuchikawa, Masahiro, Takao, Aya, Funaki, Takashi, Sugihara, Hideki, Ono, Katsuhiko
- RSC advances 2017 v.7 no.58 pp. 36612-36616
- anions, boron, curcumin, dyes, pH, phenols, solar cells
- Organoboron compounds containing curcumin (i.e. natural phenols) were synthesised as a new type of multifunctional organic dye. These compounds behaved as sensing indicators for pH and anions in mineral waters while exhibiting sensitiser ability in dye-sensitised solar cells.