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Issue 1, 2011
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In vitro hydrogen production—using energy from the sun

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Using solar energy to produce molecular hydrogen is a promising way to supply the civilization with clean energy. Nature provides the key components to collect solar energy as well as to reduce protons, scientists have developed mimics of these enzymatic centers and also found new ways to catalyze the same reactions. This perspective article surveys the different components and in particular the various coupling possibilities of a light sensitizer and catalyst. Pros and cons are discussed.

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The article was received on 13 Jul 2010, accepted on 22 Oct 2010 and first published on 23 Nov 2010

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C0CP01163K
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 47-57

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    In vitro hydrogen production—using energy from the sun

    H. Krassen, S. Ott and J. Heberle, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 47
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CP01163K

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