Photoinduced Charge Accumulation in Molecular Systems

Bonn, Annabell G. and Wenger, Oliver S.. (2015) Photoinduced Charge Accumulation in Molecular Systems. Chimia, 69 (1). pp. 17-21.

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Fuel-forming reactions such as CO(2) reduction or water splitting require multiple redox equivalents. When aiming at light-driven production of energy-rich chemicals, nowadays often referred to as solar fuels, it therefore becomes important to master the photoinduced accumulation of electrons or holes on individual molecular components. Featured in this short review are some of the key molecular systems explored in this emerging field of research. This includes for example a trinuclear Ru(II)-Rh(III)-Ru(III) complex or an Ir(III)-sensitized polyoxotungstate hybrid, but also several systems in which electron or hole collection occurs at organic moieties such as perylenebis(dicarboximide), quinone-containing or oligotriarylamine-based units. In many cases the photodriven accumulation of charge requires the use of sacrificial electron donors, but there exist also a handful of studies in which redox equivalents can be accumulated without the use of such additives.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Wenger)
UniBasel Contributors:Wenger, Oliver and Bonn, Annabell G.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:11 Jan 2017 14:27
Deposited On:08 May 2015 08:45

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