Understanding metal–organic frameworks for photocatalytic solar fuel production
The fascinating chemical and physical properties of MOFs have recently stimulated exploration of their application for photocatalysis. Despite the intense research effort, the efficiency of most photocatalytic MOFs for solar fuel generation is still very modest. In this highlight we analyse the current status of the field and stress the potential of advanced spectroscopic techniques to gain structural and mechanistic insight and hence support the future development of MOFs to harvest and store solar energy.
- This article is part of the themed collections: Editor’s Collection: Zirconium based MOFs for catalysis, Editors collection: Metal Organic Frameworks as catalysts for water splitting and CO2 reduction, 2017 Highlight article collection and Metal-Organic Framework Catalysis