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Visible light-driven wateroxidation—from molecular catalysts to photoelectrochemical cells

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Abstract

This perspective article reports the most significant advances in the field of water oxidation—from molecular water oxidation catalysts (WOCs) to photoelectrochemical cells. Different series of catalysts that can be applied in visible light-driven water oxidation catalysis are discussed in details and several key aspects of their catalytic mechanisms are introduced. In order to construct a water oxidation electrode from molecular catalysts, proper immobilization methods have to be employed. Herein, we present one section about how to attach catalysts onto an electrode/material surface. Finally, the state of the art photoelectrochemical cells that achieve visible light-driven water splitting are described.

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Submitted
09 Mar 2011
Accepted
02 Jun 2011
First published
28 Jul 2011

Energy Environ. Sci., 2011,4, 3296-3313
Article type
Perspective

Visible light-driven water oxidation—from molecular catalysts to photoelectrochemical cells

L. Duan, L. Tong, Y. Xu and L. Sun, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 3296
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01276B

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