Renewable Energy


Hendel, S. J.; Poe, A. M.; Khomein, P.; Bae, Y.; Thayumanavan, S.; Young, E. R. “Photophysical and Electrochemical Characterization of BODIPY-Containing Dyads Comparing the Influence of an A–D–A versus D–A Motif on Excited-State Photophysics” J. Phys. Chem. A 2016, 120, 8794–8803. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.6b06590)


Poe, A.; Della Pelle, A. M.: Byrnes, S.; Thayumanavan, S. “Effective Tuning of Ketocyanine Derivatives Through Acceptor Substitution” Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 7721-7725  (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201406625). (E)



Karak, S.; Homnick, P.; Della Pelle, A. M.; Bae, Y.; Duzhko, V.; Liu, F.; Russell, T. P.; Lahti, P. M.; Thayumanavan, S. “Crystallinity and Morphology Effects on a Solvent-Processed Solar Cell Using a Triarylamine-Substituted Squaraine” “ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 11376-11384 (E) 159


Kokil, A.; Poe, A.; Bae, Y.; Della Pelle, A. M.; Homnick, P.; Lahti, P. M.; Kumar, J.; Thayumanavan, S. “Improved Performances in Polymer BHJ Solar Cells Through Frontier Orbital Tuning of Small Molecule Additives in Ternary Blends” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 9920-9924  (DOI: 10.1021/am5021759). (E)



Wanwong, S.; Poe, A.; Ganapathy, B.; Thayumanavan, S. “Effect of Heteroatom and Conformation on Optoelectronic Properties of Cyclopentadithiophenes Derivatives” Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 2474-2478. (DOI:10.1039/C3OB41648H) (E)



Poe, A.; Della Pelle, A. M.; Subrahmanyam, A.; White, W. N.; Wantz, G.; Thayumanavan, S. “Small Molecule BODIPY Dyes as non-Fullerene Acceptors in Bulk Heterojunction Organic Photovoltaics” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 2913-2915   (DOI:10.1039/C3CC49648A) (E)



Della Pelle, A. M.; Homnick, P.; Bae, Y.; Lahti, P. M.; Thayumanavan, S. “Effect of Substituents on Optical Properties and Charge Carrier Polarity of Squaraine Dyes” J. Phys. Chem. C.  2014, 118, 1793-1799  (DOI: 10.1021/jp410362d) (E).



Popere, B.; Della Pelle, A.; Poe, A.; Balaji, G.; Thayumanavan, S. “Predictably Tuning the Frontier Molecular Orbital Energy Levels of Panchromatic BODIPY-Based Conjugated Polymers Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 3093-3102. (DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20731A) (E)


Della Pelle, A.; Maliakal, A.; Sidorenko, A.; Thayumanavan, S. “Effect of Titanium Oxide-Polystyrene Nanocomposite Dielectrics on Morphology and Thin Film Transistor Performance for Organic and Polymeric Semiconductors” Thin Solid Films, 2012, 520, 6262-6267. (DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2012.05.075) (E)


Ganapathy, B.; Della Pelle, A.; Popere, B.; Chandrasekaran, A.; Thayumanavan, S. “Synthesis and Properties of Thienopyrrole Based Heteroacenes – Indolodibenzothienopyrrole and Dicarbazolodithieno-pyrrole” Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 3455-3462. (DOI: 10.1039/C2OB25087J) (E)


Popere, B.; Della Pelle, A.; Poe, A.; Thayumanavan, S. “Macromolecular Architectures for Organic Photovoltaics” Phys. Chem., Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 4043-4057 (Invited Perspective). (DOI: 10.1039/C2CP23422J) (E)


Getmanenko, Y. A.; Hales, J. M.; Bahu, M.; Fu, J.; Zojer, E.; Kwon, O.; Mendez, J.; Thayumanavan, S.; Walker, G.; Zhang, Q.; Bunge, S. D.; Porter III, W. W.; Matzger, A. J.; Brédas, J.-L.; Hagan, D. J.; Van Stryland, E. W.; Barlow, S.; Marder, S. R. “Characterisation of a Dipolar Chromophore with Third-Harmonic Generation Applications in the Near-IR” J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 4371-4382. (DOI: 10.1039/C2JM15599K) (E)


Nagamani, C.; Guo, J.; Thayumanavan, S. “Synthesis and Characterization of Phenol-Based Biaryl Proton Conducting Polymers” J. Poly. Sci. Part A., Poly. Chem. 2012, 50, 1187-1196. (DOI: 10.1002/pola.25880) (E)


Popere, B.; Della Pelle, A.; Thayumanavan, S. “BODIPY-based Donor-Acceptor π-Conjugated Alternating Copolymers” Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 4767-4776. (DOI: 10.1021/ma200839q) (E)


Nagamani, C.; Viswanathan, U.; Versek, C.; Tuominen, M.; Auerbach, S. M.; Thayumanavan, S. “”Importance of Dynamic Hydrogen Bonds and Reorientation Barriers in Proton Transport” Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 6638-6640. (DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11207D) (E, S)


Reddy, J. S.; Kale, T. S.; Balaji, G.; Chandrasekaran, A.; Thayumanavan, S. “Cyclopentadithiophene-Based Organic Semiconductors: Effect of Fluorinated Substituents on Electrochemical and Charge Transport Properties” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2, 648-654. (DOI: 10.1021/jz200126s) (E)


Ganapathy, B.; Kale, T.; Keerthi, A.; Della Pelle, A.; Thayumanavan, S.; Valiyaveetil, S. “Low Bandgap Thiophene-Perylene Diimide Systems with Tunable Charge Transport Properties” Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 18-21. (DOI: 10.1021/ol1023486) (E)


Subrahmanyam, A. V.; Thayumanavan, S.; Huber, G. W. “C-C Bond Formation Reactions for Biomass-Derived Molecules” Chem. SusChem. 2010, 3, 1158-1161. (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201000136) (E)


Kale, T.; Krishnamoorthy, K.; Thelakkat, M.; Thayumanavan, S. “Charge Mobility in Non-Conjugated Dendrons with Charge Transport Functionality in Every Layer” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 1116-1121. (DOI: 10.1021/jz1002204) (E)


Chen, Y.; Thorn, M.; Christensen, S.; Versek, C.; Poe, A.; Hayward, R. C.; Tuominen, M. T.; Thayumanavan, S. “Enhancement of Anhydrous Proton Transport by Supramolecular Nanochannels in Comb Polymers” Nature Chem. 2010, 2, 503-508. (DOI: 10.1038/nchem.629) (E, S)


Chikkanagari, N.; Versek, C.; Thorn, M.; Tuominen, M. T.; Thayumanavan, S. “Proton Conduction in 1H-1,2,3-triazole Polymers: Imidazole-like or Pyrazole-like?” J. Poly. Sci. Part A. Poly Chem. 2010, 48, 1851-1858. (DOI: 10.1002/pola.23932) (E)


Nantalaksakul, A.; Krishnamoorthy, K.; Thayumanavan, S. “Broadening Absorption in Conductive Polymers through Cross-linkable Side Chains in a Non-conjugated Polymer Backbone” Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 37-43. (DOI: 10.1021/ma901850z) (E)


Nantalaksakul, A.; Mueller, A.; Klaikherd, A.; Bardeen, C. J.; Thayumanavan, S. “Dendritic and Linear Macromolecular Architectures for Photovoltaics: A Photoinduced Charge Transfer Investigation” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 2727-2738. (DOI: 10.1021/ja809194u) (E)


Ahn, T.-S.; Nantalaksakul, A.; Reddy, D. R.; Al-Kaysi, R.; Müller, A.M.; Thayumanavan, S.; Bardeen, C. J. “Energy and Charge Transfer Dynamics in Fully Decorated Benzyl Ether Dendrimers and Their Di-substituted Analogs” J. Phys. Chem. B. 2006, 110, 24331-24339. (DOI: 10.1021/jp0649706) (E)


Nantalaksakul, A.; Reddy, D. R.; Ahn, T.-S.; Al-Kaysi, R.; Bardeen, C. J.; Thayumanavan, S. “Dendrimer Analogues of Linear Molecules to Evaluate Energy and Charge-Transfer Properties” Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 2981-2984. (DOI: 10.1021/ol0608956) (E)



Nantalaksakul, A.; Reddy, D. R.; Bardeen, C. J.; Thayumanavan, S. “Light Harvesting Dendrimers” Photosynthesis Research, 2006, 87, 133-150. (invited review). (DOI: 10.1007/s11120-005-8387-3) (E)


Thompson, A.L.; Ahn, T.-S.; Thomas, K. R. J.; Thayumanavan, S.; Martinez, T. J.; Bardeen, C. J. “Using Meta Conjugation to Enhance Charge Separation versus Charge Recombination in Phenylacetylene Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Complexes” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 16348-16349. (DOI: 10.1021/ja054543q) (E)


Lee, S.; Thomas, K. R. J.; Thayumanavan, S.; Bardeen, C. J. “Dependence of the Two-Photon Absorption Cross Section on the Conjugation of the Phenylacetylene Linker in Dipolar Donor-Acceptor Chromophores” J. Phys. Chem. A. 2005, 109, 9767-9774. (DOI: 10.1021/jp053864l) (E)


Sivanandan, K.; Aathimanikandan, S. V.; Arges, C. G.; Bardeen, C. J.; Thayumanavan, S. “Probing Every Layer in Dendrons” J. Am. Chem. Soc.2005, 127, 2020-2021. (DOI: 10.1021/ja043356+) (S, E)


Thomas, K. R. J.; Thompson, A. L.; Aathimanikandan, S. V.; Bardeen, C. J.; Thayumanavan, S. “Energy and Electron Transfer in Bifunctional Non-conjugated Dendrimers” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 373-383. (DOI: 10.1021/ja044778m) (E)


Bronk, K.; Thayumanavan, S. “Synthesis of Non-conjugated Dendrons with a Redox Gradient” J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 5559-5567. (DOI: 10.1021/jo034066z) (E)


Bronk, K.; Thayumanavan, S. “Design and Synthesis of Non-Conjugated Monodendrons with Triarylamine Repeating Units” Org. Lett. 2001, 3, 2057-2060. (DOI: 10.1021/ol0160203) (E)


Zhao, H.; Tanjutco, C.; Thayumanavan, S. “Design and Synthesis of Stable Triarylamines for Hole-Transport Applications” Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 4421-4424. (DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00702-X) (E)