Department of Chemistry

Publications

At Case Western Reserve University:
  1. Mao Z.; Senevirathna, W.; Liao, J.-Y.; Gu, J.; Vajjala Kesava, S.; Guo, C.; Gomez, E. D.; Sauve, G. “Azadipyrromethene-based Zn(II) complexes as non-planar conjugated electron acceptors for organic photovoltaics”, Adv. Mater., Accepted for publication.
  2. Senevirathna, W.; Daddario, C. M.; Sauve, G. “Density functional theory study predicts low reorganization energies for azadipyrromethene-based metal complexes”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2014, 5, 935-941.
  3. Fernando, R.; Mao, Z.; Muller, E.; Ruan, F.; Sauvé, G. “Tuning the organic solar cell performance of acceptor 2,6-dialkylaminonaphthalene diimides by varying a linker between the imide nitrogen and a thiophene group”, J. Phys. Chem. C., 2014, 118, 3433-3442.
  4. Senevirathna, W.; Sauvé, G.* "Introducing 3D conjugated acceptors with intense red absorption: homoleptic metal (II) complexes of di(phenylacetylene) azadipyrromethene", J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 6684-6694.
  5. Fernando, R.; Mao, Z.; Sauvé, G.* "Synthesis and Characterization of Rod-like Oligomers Incorporating 2,6-dialkylamino Core-substituted Naphthalene Diimide" Org. Electron.2013, 14, 1683-1692.
  6. Mao, Z.; Vakhshouri, K.; Jaye, C.; Fischer, D. A.; Fernando,  R.; DeLongchamp, D. M.; Gomez,  E. D.; Sauvé, G.* “Synthesis of Perfluoroalkyl End-Functionalized Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and the Effect of Fluorinated End-Groups on Solar Cell Performance” Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 103-112.
  7. Gao, L.; Tang, S.; Zhu, L.; Sauvé, G.* “Synthesis and Characterization of Azadipyrromethene- alt- p-Phenylene Ethynylene Conjugated Polymers and Their Chelates” Macromolecules 2012, 45, 7404-7412.
  8. Gao, L.; Senevirathna, R.; Sauvé, G.. "Azadipyrromethene-Based Conjugated Oligomers with Near-IR Absorption and High Electron Affinity" Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 5354-5357.

Prior to Case Western Reserve University:
  1. Sauvé, G.; Javier, A. E.; Zhang, R.; Liu, J.; Sydlik, S. A.; Kowalewski,T.; McCullough, R. D. "Well-defined, high molecular weight poly(3-alkylthiophene)s in thin-film transistors: side chain invariance in field-effect mobility" J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 3195-3201.
  2. Osaka, I.; Zhang, R.; Sauvé, G.; Smilgies, D.-M.; Kowalewski, T.; McCullough, R. D. "High-Lamellar Ordering and Amorphous-Like p-Network in Short-Chain thiazolothiazole-Thiophene Copolymers Lead to High Mobilities', J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131(7), 2521-2529.
  3. Liu, J.; Zhang, R.; Sauvé, G.; Kowalewski, T.; McCullough, R. D. "Highly Disordered Polymer Field Effect Transistors: N-alkyl dithieno[3,2-b:2',3'-d]pyrroles-based Copolymers with Surprisingly High Charge Carrier Mobilities", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130(39), 13167-13176.
  4. Singh, K. A.; Sauvé, G.; Zhang, R.; Kowalewski, T.; McCullough, R. D.; Porter, L. M. "Dependence of Field-Effect Mobility and Contact Resistance on Nanostructure in Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Thin Film Transistors", Appl. Phys. Lett., 2008, 92, 263303.
  5. Osaka, I.; Sauvé, G.; Zhang, R.; Kowalewski, T.; McCullough, R. D. "Novel Thiophene-Thiazolothiazole Copolymers for Organic Field-Effect Transistors", Adv. Mater., 2007,19(23) 4160-4165.
  6. Sauvé, G.; McCullough, R. D. "High Field-Effect Mobilities for Diblock Copolymers of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Poly(methyl acrylate)", Adv. Mater., 2007, 19(14) 1822-1825.
  7. Li, B.; Santhanmam, S.; Schultz, L.; Jeffries-EL, M.; Iovu, M. C.; Sauvé, G.; Cooper, J.; Zhang, R.; Revelli, J. C.; Kusne, A. G.; Snyder, J. L.; Kowalewski, T.; Weiss, L. E.; McCullough, R. D.; Fedder, G. K.; Lambeth, D. N.; "Inkjet Printed Chemical Sensor Array Based on Polythiophene Conductive Polymers", Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 2007, B123, 651-660.
  8. Li, B.; Sauvé, G.; Iovu, M. C.; Zhang, R.; Cooper, J.; Santhanam, S.; Schultz, L.; Revelli, J. C.; Kusne, A. G.; Kowalewski, T.; Snyder, J. L.; Weiss, L. E.; Fedder, G. K.; McCullough, R. D.; Lambeth, D. N.; "Volatile Organic Compound Detection Using Nanostructured Copolymers", Nano Lett., 2006, 6 (8) 1598-1602.
  9. Zhang, R.; Li, B.; Iovu, M.; Jeffries-EL, M.; Sauvé, G.; Cooper, J.; Jia, S.; Tristram-Nagle, S.; Smilgies, D. M.; Lambeth, D. N.; McCullough, R. D.; Kowalewski, T. "Nanostructure Dependence of Field-Effect Mobility in Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Thin Film Field Effect Transistors", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128(11), 3480-3481.
  10. Jeffries-EL, M.; Sauvé, G.; McCullough, R. D. "Facile Synthesis of End-Functionalized Regioregular Poly(3-alkylthiophene)s via Modified Grignard Metathesis Reaction", Macromolecules, 2005, 38(25), 10346-10352.
  11. Ewbank, P. C.; Loewe, R. S.; Zhai, L.; Reddinger, J.; Sauvé, G.; McCullough, R. D. "Regioregular Poly(thiophene-3-alkanoic acid)s: Water Soluble Conducting Polymers Suitable for Chromatic Chemosensing in Solution and Solid State", Tetrahedron, 2004, 60(49), 11269-11275.
  12. Jeffries-EL, M.; Sauvé, G.; McCullough, R. D. "In-situ End-group Functionalization of Regioregular Poly(3-alkylthiophene) Using the Grignard Metathesis Polymerization Method", Adv. Mater., 2004, 16(12), 1017-1019.
  13. Sauvé, G.; Cass, M. E.; Coia, G.; Doig, S. J.; Lauermann, I.; Pomykal, K. E.; Lewis, N. S. "Dye Sensitization of Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide with Osmium and Ruthenium Polypyridyl Complexes", J. Phys. Chem. B, 2000, 104, 6821-6836.
  14. Sauvé, G.; Cass, M. E.; Doig, S. J.; Lauermann, I.; Pomykal, K. E.; Lewis, N. S. "High Quantum Yield Sensitization of Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide Photoelectrodes with cis-Dicyanobis(4,4'-dicarboxy-2,2'-bipyridine)osmium(II) or Tris(4,4'-dicarboxy-2,2'-bipyridine)osmium(II) Complexes", J. Phys. Chem. B, 2000, 104, 3488-3491.
  15. Kamat, P. V.; Sauvé, G.; Guldi, D. M.; Asmus, K.-D. "Radical Reactions of C84", Res. Chem. Intermed., 1997, 23, 575-585.
  16. Sauvé G.; Kamat, P. V.; Thomas, K. G.; Thomas, K. J.; Das, S.; George, M. V. "Photochemistry of Squaraine Dyes: Excited Triplet State and Redox Properties of Crown Ether Squaraines", J. Phys. Chem., 1996, 100(6), 2117-2123.
  17. Serpone, N.; Sauvé, G.; Koch, R.; Tahiri, H.; Pichat, P.; Piccinini, P.; Pelizzetti, E.; Hidaka, H. "Standardization Protocole of Process Efficiencies and Activation Parameters in Heterogeneous Photocatalysis: Relative Photonic Efficiencies xr", J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., 1996, 94(2,3), 191-203.
  18. Sauvé, G.; Kamat, P. V.; Ruoff, R. S. "Excited Triplet and Reduced Forms of C84", J. Phys. Chem, 1995, 99, 2162-2165.
  19. Sauvé, G.; Dimitrijevic, N. M.; Kamat, P. V. "Singlet and Triplet Excited State Behaviors of C60 in Nonreactive and Reactive Polymer Films", J. Phys. Chem., 1995, 99, 1199-1203.
  20. Serpone, N.; Terzian, R.; Lawless, D.; Kennepohl, P.; Sauvé, G. "On the Usage of Turnover Numbers and Quantum Yields in Heterogeneous Photocatalysis", J. Photochem. Photobiol., A: Chem., 1993, 73(1), 11-16.

Book chapter
Ewbank, P. C.; Stefan, Mihaela C.; Sauve, G.; McCullough R. D., "Synthesis, characterization and properties of regioregular polythiophene-based materials, in Handbook of Thiophene-based Materials:Applications in Organic Electronics and Photonics", Wiley, 2009.