Artificial Photosynthesis: Beyond Mimicking Nature

Holger Dau, Etsuko Fujita, Licheng Sun

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In this Editorial, Guest Editors Holger Dau, Etsuko Fujita, and Licheng Sun introduce the Special Issue of ChemSusChem on “Artificial Photosynthesis for Sustainable Fuels”. They discuss the need for non-fossil based fuels, introduce both biological and artificial photosynthesis, and outline various important concepts in artificial photosynthesis, including molecular and solid-state catalysts for water oxidation and hydrogen evolution, catalytic CO2 reduction, and photoelectrochemical systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4228-4235
Number of pages8
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 23 2017


  • CO conversion
  • artificial photosynthesis
  • electrocatalysis
  • photocatalysis
  • solar fuels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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