Colloquium Series: The Evolution of Colour Chemistry:
The Synthesis and Characterization of New and Old Organic Dyes
Free & Open to the Public
Dr. Emma Davy
Teaching Fellow, Physical Sciences, Quest University Canada
Coloured compounds are of tremendous interest to chemists. While these compounds have traditional applications to the field of textiles, recent research has focused on utilizing these dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells as an alternative to the current solar technology. This talk will focus on the indigoid family of dyes (include the blue denim dye, indigo), modifications to their structure, and their applications to materials science.