Diaryl-substituted norbornadienes with red-shifted absorption for molecular solar thermal energy storage
Journal article, 2014

Red-shifting the absorption of norbornadienes (NBDs), into the visible region, enables the photo-isomerization of NBDs to quadricyclanes (QCs) to be driven by sunlight. This is necessary in order to utilize the NBD-QC system for molecular solar thermal (MOST) energy storage. Reported here is a study on five diaryl-substituted norbornadienes. The introduced aryl-groups induce a significant red-shift of the UV/vis absorption spectrum of the norbornadienes, and device experiments using a solar-simulator set-up demonstrate the potential use of these compounds for MOST energy storage. © the Partner Organisations 2014.

Author

Victor Gray

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Polymer Technology

Anders Lennartsson

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Polymer Technology

P. Ratanalert

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Karl Börjesson

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Polymer Technology

Kasper Moth-Poulsen

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Polymer Technology

Chemical Communications

1359-7345 (ISSN)

Vol. 50 40 5330-5332

Areas of Advance

Energy

Materials Science

Subject Categories

Materials Chemistry

Chemical Sciences

Organic Chemistry

DOI

10.1039/c3cc47517d

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5/17/2018