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Light-driven hydrogen production catalysed by transition metal complexes in homogeneous systems

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Abstract

The development of heterogeneous catalytic systems for hydrogen production from water under light irradiation has been investigated during last three decades. Homogeneous photocatalysts, however, are very attractive in sense that their chemical and photochemical properties can be understood and tuned on molecular level. Moreover, in homogeneous systems catalysts may be covalently bound to photosensitizers, which leads to more efficient electron transfer. Molecular devices for water splitting based on such a systems are of great interest. In this review, we summarize recent progresses in the synthesis, properties and application of metal-based molecular catalysts for photoinduced hydrogen evolution in homogeneous systems.

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The article was received on 24 Feb 2009, accepted on 21 Apr 2009 and first published on 29 May 2009


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B903809D
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2009,0, 6458-6467
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    Light-driven hydrogen production catalysed by transition metal complexes in homogeneous systems

    M. Wang, Y. Na, M. Gorlov and L. Sun, Dalton Trans., 2009, 0, 6458
    DOI: 10.1039/B903809D

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