Synthesis, characterisation and voltammetric study of dimethylammonium lead iodide perovskite


  • Jeta Sela Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Tetovo, Ilinden n.n., Tetovo, Republic of N. Macedonia
  • Leon Stojanov Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Skopje, Republic of N. Macedonia
  • Besarta Cheliku Ramadani Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Tetovo, Ilinden n.n., Tetovo, Republic of N. Macedonia
  • Miha Bukleski Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Skopje, Republic of N. Macedonia
  • Arianit Reka Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Tetovo, Ilinden n.n., Tetovo, Republic of N. Macedonia
  • Sandra Dimitrovska-Lazaova Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Skopje, Republic of N. Macedonia
  • Valentin Mirčeski Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Skopje, Republic of N. Macedonia; Research Center for Environment and Materials, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Skopje, Republic of N. Macedonia
  • Slobotka Aleksovska Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril & Methodius University in Skopje, Skopje, Republic of N. Macedonia



dimethylammonium lead iodide, cyclic voltammetry, PXRD, Vibrational spectroscopy, SEM-EDX


In the last decade, the most investigated perovskite materials are the hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites (HOIPs) due to their optoelectronic properties and possible application in the production of photovoltaics. This interest has led to an ongoing search for new HOIP variants, alongside thorough investigations of the properties of existing HOIPs. That is why our research in the field of organic-inorganic perovskites is aimed at the synthesis, characterization, and investigation of the electrochemical properties of dimethylammonium lead iodide (DMAPbI3) using voltammetric studies. A modified synthesis of DMAPbI3, differing slightly from the one described in the literature, was performed by combining stoichiometric amounts of lead iodide (PbI2) and dimethylammonium iodide (DMAI) dissolved in acetonitrile. After conducting controlled evaporation, a yellow crystalline powder of DMAPbI3 was obtained. The identity and purity of the obtained compound were confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). Investigations on the electrochemical properties of DMAPbI3 by cyclic voltammetry were performed with dichloromethane (DCM) and tetrabutylammonium chloride (TBAC) as the electrolyte. A paraffin-impregnated graphite electrode (PIGE) was used as a working electrode, on which the perovskite microparticles were immobilized. The electrochemical activity of DMAPbI3 is recognized through an intense, broad, and irreversible anodic peak attributed to the oxidation of the constituents to different possible products and the decomposition of the perovskite structure.


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How to Cite

Sela, J., Stojanov, L., Cheliku Ramadani, B., Bukleski, M., Reka, A., Dimitrovska-Lazaova, S., Mirčeski, V. ., & Aleksovska, S. (2024). Synthesis, characterisation and voltammetric study of dimethylammonium lead iodide perovskite. Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 43(1), 137–148. (Original work published May 16, 2024)



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