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Molecular catalysts for water oxidation toward artificial photosynthesis

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Abstract

Artificial photosynthesis is anticipated as one of the promising clean energy-providing systems for the future. The development of an efficient catalyst for water oxidation to evolve O2 is a key task to yield a breakthrough for construction of artificial photosynthetic devices. Recently, significant progress has been reported in the development of the molecular catalysts for water oxidation based on manganese, ruthenium and iridium. The molecular aspects of the catalysts reported in the last decade were reviewed to provide hints to design an efficient catalyst, as well as to gain clues to reveal the mechanism of O2 evolution at photosynthetic oxygen evolving complex in nature.

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The article was received on 30 Jun 2008, accepted on 03 Oct 2008 and first published on 13 Nov 2008


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B811098K
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2009,8, 139-147
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    Molecular catalysts for water oxidation toward artificial photosynthesis

    M. Yagi, A. Syouji, S. Yamada, M. Komi, H. Yamazaki and S. Tajima, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2009, 8, 139
    DOI: 10.1039/B811098K

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