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Issue 50, 2018
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Production of solar chemicals: gaining selectivity with hybrid molecule/semiconductor assemblies

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Abstract

Research on the production of solar fuels and chemicals has rocketed over the past decade, with a wide variety of systems proposed to harvest solar energy and drive chemical reactions. In this Feature Article we have focused on hybrid molecule/semiconductor assemblies in both powder and supported materials, summarising recent systems and highlighting the enormous possibilities offered by such assemblies to carry out highly demanding chemical reactions with industrial impact. Of relevance is the higher selectivity obtained in visible light-driven organic transformations when using molecular catalysts compared to photocatalytic materials.

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The article was received on 27 Mar 2018, accepted on 15 May 2018 and first published on 15 May 2018


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02487A
Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 6662-6680

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    Production of solar chemicals: gaining selectivity with hybrid molecule/semiconductor assemblies

    S. Hennessey and P. Farràs, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 6662
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02487A

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