Water Splitting by Visible Light: A Nanophotocathode for Hydrogen Production

Nann, T, Ibrahim, S, Woi, P-M, Xu, S, Ziegler, J and Pickett, CJ (2010) Water Splitting by Visible Light: A Nanophotocathode for Hydrogen Production. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 49 (9). pp. 1574-1577. ISSN 1433-7851

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Abstract

Efficient production of solar fuels is an imperative for meeting future fossil-fuel-free energy demands. Hydrogen that is derived from the splitting of water by solar energy is clearly attractive as a clean energy vector, and there have been many attempts to construct viable molecular and biomolecular devices for photohydrogen production. A common approach in the construction of such devices is the utilization of tris(bipyridine)ruthenium, zinc porphyrin, or related molecular materials as photosensitizers in conjunction with a tethered or free electrocatalyst or enzymic system. Apart from cost, such systems suffer from having limited lifetimes, which may be attributed at least in part to the intrinsic reactivity of the organic N-donor ligands in the radical anion form of the photoexcited state and photodegradation pathways.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Biophysical Chemistry
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Synthetic Chemistry
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Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2011 16:01
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 04:14
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/27074
DOI: 10.1002/anie.200906262

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