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Peripheral ligands as electron storage reservoirs and their role in enhancement of photocatalytic hydrogen generation

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The contrasting early-time photodynamics of two related Ru/Pt photocatalysts with very different photocatalytic H2 generation capabilities are reported. Ultrafast equilibration (535 ± 17 fs) creates an electron reservoir on the peripheral ligands of the ester substituted complex, allowing a dramatic increase in photocatalytic performance. This insight opens the way towards a novel design strategy for H2 generating molecular photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Peripheral ligands as electron storage reservoirs and their role in enhancement of photocatalytic hydrogen generation

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The article was received on 24 Jun 2016, accepted on 27 Jun 2016 and first published on 27 Jun 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05222C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 9371-9374
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    Peripheral ligands as electron storage reservoirs and their role in enhancement of photocatalytic hydrogen generation

    Q. Pan, L. Freitag, T. Kowacs, J. C. Falgenhauer, J. P. Korterik, D. Schlettwein, W. R. Browne, M. T. Pryce, S. Rau, L. González, J. G. Vos and A. Huijser, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 9371
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05222C

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