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Realizing artificial photosynthesis

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Abstract

Artificial photosynthesis comprises the design of systems for converting solar energy into useful forms based on the fundamental science underlying natural photosynthesis. There are many approaches to this problem. In this report, the emphasis is on molecule-based systems for photochemical production of fuels using sunlight. A few examples of typical components of artificial photosynthetic systems including antennas, reaction centres, catalysts for fuel production and water oxidation, and units for photoprotection and photoregulation are presented in order to illustrate the current state of the field and point out challenges yet to be fully addressed.

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The article was received on 09 Sep 2011, accepted on 12 Sep 2011 and first published on 14 Sep 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1FD00110H
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2012,155, 9-26
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    Realizing artificial photosynthesis

    D. Gust, T. A. Moore and A. L. Moore, Faraday Discuss., 2012, 155, 9
    DOI: 10.1039/C1FD00110H

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