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Molecular systems for light driven hydrogen production

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Abstract

Recent work towards the production of hydrogen via reduction of protons is described. Most of the systems examined in this perspective use a molecular chromophore for harvesting visible light, a catalyst, which is reduced by the excited (or reduced) chromophore, and finally a sacrificial electron source to oxidatively or reductively quench the chromophore. The reduced catalyst is then responsible for the reduction of protons resulting in hydrogen evolution. Relevant mechanistic work on this topic is also discussed.

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The article was received on 16 Apr 2012, accepted on 29 May 2012 and first published on 30 May 2012


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30823A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 13004-13021
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    Molecular systems for light driven hydrogen production

    W. T. Eckenhoff and R. Eisenberg, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 13004
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30823A

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