Conjugated nanomaterials for solar fuel production

Catherine M. Aitchison, Reiner Sebastian Sprick

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Abstract

Photocatalytic hydrogen production from water has the potential to fulfil future energy needs by producing a clean and storable fuel. In recent years polymer photocatalysts have attracted significant interest in an attempt to address these challenges. One reason organic photocatalysts have been considered an attractive target is their synthetic modularity, therefore, the ability to tune their opto-electronic properties by incorporating different building blocks. A wide range of factors has been investigated and in particular nano-sized particles have found to be highly efficient due to the size effect resulting from the ability of these to increase the number of charges reaching catalytic sites. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-646
Number of pages13
JournalNanoscale
Volume13
Issue number2
Early online date7 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • conjugated
  • nanomaterials
  • solar fuel
  • production
  • photocatalytic hydrogen production
  • polymer photocatalysts

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