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Powering the future of molecular artificial photosynthesis with light-harvesting metallosupramolecular dye assemblies

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Chemical ingenuity will play a significant role in solving the greatest challenge currently facing society: providing clean and carbon neutral energy for all of humanity. Molecular artificial photosynthesis is an emerging technology based on principles learned from Nature where individual components perform the essential light-harvesting, charge-separation, and water splitting functions to store solar energy in the form of chemical bonds. This tutorial review focuses specifically on the application of metallosupramolecular self-assembly strategies to interface solar fuel catalysts with photosensitizers and construct light-harvesting antennae capable of achieving panchromatic absorption and directional energy concentration.

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Submitted
26 Jun 2012
First published
31 Jul 2012

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 1847-1870
Article type
Tutorial Review

Powering the future of molecular artificial photosynthesis with light-harvesting metallosupramolecular dye assemblies

P. D. Frischmann, K. Mahata and F. Würthner, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 1847
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35223K

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