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Themed collection Artificial Photosynthesis

9 articles
Open Access Review Article

New aspects in bis and tris(dipyrrinato)metal complexes: bright luminescence, self-assembled nanoarchitectures, and materials applications

This review summarizes recent progress in bis and tris(dipyrrinato)metal complexes, focusing on luminescence intensification, supramolecules and nanostructures, and materials applications.

Graphical abstract: New aspects in bis and tris(dipyrrinato)metal complexes: bright luminescence, self-assembled nanoarchitectures, and materials applications
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An effect of Ag(I)-substitution at Cu sites in CuGaS2 on photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical properties for solar hydrogen evolution

Ag(I)-substitution at the Cu sites in a CuGaS2 photocatalyst with a p-type character was a useful strategy to improve its photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical performances.

Graphical abstract: An effect of Ag(i)-substitution at Cu sites in CuGaS2 on photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical properties for solar hydrogen evolution
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Cysteine-containing oligopeptide β-sheets as redispersants for agglomerated metal nanoparticles

Fmoc-pentapeptide β-sheets with amino acid residues of cysteine, lysine and valine work as redispersants for agglomerated ligand-free metal nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Cysteine-containing oligopeptide β-sheets as redispersants for agglomerated metal nanoparticles
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Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with water promoted by Ag clusters in Ag/Ga2O3 photocatalysts

The structure and function of the Ag cocatalyst in Ag loaded Ga2O3 photocatalysts for photocatalytic CO2 reduction with water were investigated. It was found that around 1 nm sized Ag clusters had strong interactions with the Ga2O3 surface and promoted the formation of bidentate formate species as the reaction intermediate for the CO production.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with water promoted by Ag clusters in Ag/Ga2O3 photocatalysts
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Time-resolved microwave conductivity study of charge carrier dynamics in commercially available TiO2 photocatalysts

Charge carrier dynamics in various commercially available TiO2 photocatalysts was studied by means of the time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) technique.

Graphical abstract: Time-resolved microwave conductivity study of charge carrier dynamics in commercially available TiO2 photocatalysts
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Improvement of hydrogen evolution under visible light over Zn1−2x(CuGa)xGa2S4 photocatalysts by synthesis utilizing a polymerizable complex method

Improvement of the photocatalytic activity of Zn1−2x(CuGa)xGa2S4 has been realized by sponge-like porous particles composed of 50 nm fine crystals, which was synthesized by a novel two-step route.

Graphical abstract: Improvement of hydrogen evolution under visible light over Zn1−2x(CuGa)xGa2S4 photocatalysts by synthesis utilizing a polymerizable complex method
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Synthesis and study of electrochemical and optical properties of substituted perylenemonoimides in solutions and on solid surfaces

We present a new and efficient methodology towards the synthesis of 7-pyrrolidinyl and 7,12-bispyrrolidinyl perylenemonoimide and deposition of their self-assembling monolayers on ZnO and TiO2 films.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and study of electrochemical and optical properties of substituted perylenemonoimides in solutions and on solid surfaces
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Z-scheme water splitting under visible light irradiation over powdered metal-complex/semiconductor hybrid photocatalysts mediated by reduced graphene oxide

Powdered Z-scheme water splitting was demonstrated by visible-light photocatalysis utilizing a combination of a metal-complex catalyst, reduced graphene oxide, and semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: Z-scheme water splitting under visible light irradiation over powdered metal-complex/semiconductor hybrid photocatalysts mediated by reduced graphene oxide
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Photocatalytic water oxidation under visible light by valence band controlled oxynitride solid solutions LaTaON2–SrTiO3

Visible-light-driven photocatalysts capable of both H2 and O2 evolution in the presence of sacrificial reagents have been developed through the formation of solid solutions between LaTaON2 and SrTiO3.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic water oxidation under visible light by valence band controlled oxynitride solid solutions LaTaON2–SrTiO3
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About this collection

We are delighted to present this web collection in Journal of Materials Chemistry A on artificial photosynthesis. This collection is inspired by the 2014 International Conference on Artificial Photosynthesis that was held in the Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Awaji City, Hyogo, Japan on November 24-28, 2014. The web collection is guest edited by Professors Kazunari Domen (University of Tokyo) and Akihiko Kudo (Tokyo University of Science).

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