3. Ru-Based Water Oxidation Catalysts

  1. Antoni Llobet
  1. Laia Francàs1,
  2. Roger Bofill2,
  3. Jordi García-Antón2,
  4. Lluis Escriche2,
  5. Xavier Sala2 and
  6. Antoni Llobet1,2

Published Online: 18 APR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118698648.ch3

Molecular Water Oxidation Catalysis: A Key Topic for New Sustainable Energy Conversion Schemes

Molecular Water Oxidation Catalysis: A Key Topic for New Sustainable Energy Conversion Schemes

How to Cite

Francàs, L., Bofill, R., García-Antón, J., Escriche, L., Sala, X. and Llobet, A. (2014) Ru-Based Water Oxidation Catalysts, in Molecular Water Oxidation Catalysis: A Key Topic for New Sustainable Energy Conversion Schemes (ed A. Llobet), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118698648.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Tarragona, Spain

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2014
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118413371

Online ISBN: 9781118698648

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Keywords:

  • Water oxidation;
  • water splitting;
  • photosynthesis;
  • artificial photosynthesis;
  • redox catalysis;
  • transition metals;
  • energy conversion schemes;
  • reaction mechanism;
  • O-O bond formation;
  • high oxidation states

Summary

The replacement of fossil fuels by hydrogen generated by water splitting with sunlight is a very attractive solution to today's energy problem. In order to develop a practical technology based on these elements, robust and efficient water oxidation catalysts need to be developed. The molecular complexity of this process is high and thus tailored transition metal complexes which can access low-energy reaction pathways are needed as catalysts. In the present review a comprehensive description of Ru complexes is offered excluding those described by Sun's group that will be described in another chapter of the same book.