Accumulative charge separation inspired by photosynthesis

Susanne Karlsson, Julien Boixel, Yann Pellegrin, Errol Blart, Hans Christian Becker, Fabrice Odobel, Leif Hammarström

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Abstract

Molecular systems that follow the functional principles of photosynthesis have attracted increasing attention as a method for the direct production of solar fuels. This could give a major carbon-neutral energy contribution to our future society. An outstanding challenge in this research is to couple the light-induced charge separation (which generates a single electron-hole pair) to the multielectron processes of water oxidation and fuel generation. New design considerations are needed to allow for several cycles of photon absorption and charge separation of a single artificial photosystem. Here we demonstrate a molecular system with a regenerative photosensitizer that shows two successive events of light-induced charge separation, leading to high-yield accumulation of redox equivalents on single components without sacrificial agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17977-17979
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume132
Issue number51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 29 2010

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Photosynthesis
Light
Photosensitizing Agents
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Photosensitizers
Carbon
Electrons
Water
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Oxidation

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  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Karlsson, S., Boixel, J., Pellegrin, Y., Blart, E., Becker, H. C., Odobel, F., & Hammarström, L. (2010). Accumulative charge separation inspired by photosynthesis. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(51), 17977-17979. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja104809x

Accumulative charge separation inspired by photosynthesis. / Karlsson, Susanne; Boixel, Julien; Pellegrin, Yann; Blart, Errol; Becker, Hans Christian; Odobel, Fabrice; Hammarström, Leif.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 132, No. 51, 29.12.2010, p. 17977-17979.

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Karlsson, S, Boixel, J, Pellegrin, Y, Blart, E, Becker, HC, Odobel, F & Hammarström, L 2010, 'Accumulative charge separation inspired by photosynthesis', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 132, no. 51, pp. 17977-17979. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja104809x
Karlsson S, Boixel J, Pellegrin Y, Blart E, Becker HC, Odobel F et al. Accumulative charge separation inspired by photosynthesis. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2010 Dec 29;132(51):17977-17979. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja104809x
Karlsson, Susanne ; Boixel, Julien ; Pellegrin, Yann ; Blart, Errol ; Becker, Hans Christian ; Odobel, Fabrice ; Hammarström, Leif. / Accumulative charge separation inspired by photosynthesis. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2010 ; Vol. 132, No. 51. pp. 17977-17979.
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