Artificial photosynthetic antennas and reaction centers

Manuel J. Llansola-Portoles, John Devens Gust, Thomas A Moore, Ana L Moore

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Abstract

Presently, the world is experiencing an unprecedented crisis associated with the CO2 produced by the use of fossil fuels to power our economies. As evidenced by the increasing levels in the atmosphere, the reduction of CO2 to biomass by photosynthesis cannot keep pace with production with the result that nature has lost control of the global carbon cycle. In order to restore control of the global carbon cycle to solar-driven processes, highly efficient artificial photosynthesis can augment photosynthesis in specific ways and places. The increased efficiency of artificial photosynthesis can provide both renewable carbon-based fuels and lower net atmospheric levels of CO2, which will preserve land and support the ecosystem services upon which all life on Earth depends. The development of artificial photosynthetic antennas and reaction centers contributes to the understanding of natural photosynthesis and to the knowledge base necessary for the development of future scalable technologies. This review focuses on the design and study of molecular and hybrid molecular-semiconductor nanoparticle based systems, all of which are inspired by functions found in photosynthesis and some of which are inspired by components of photosynthesis. In addition to constructs illustrating energy transfer, photoinduced electron transfer, charge shift reactions and proton coupled electron transfer, our review covers systems that produce proton motive force.

Original languageEnglish
JournalComptes Rendus Chimie
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Nov 26 2015

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Photosynthesis
Antennas
Carbon
Protons
Electrons
Fossil fuels
Energy transfer
Ecosystems
Charge transfer
Biomass
Earth (planet)
Semiconductor materials
Nanoparticles

Keywords

  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Biomimicry
  • Photoinduced energy and charge transfer processes
  • Solar energy conversion
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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Artificial photosynthetic antennas and reaction centers. / Llansola-Portoles, Manuel J.; Gust, John Devens; Moore, Thomas A; Moore, Ana L.

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