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Keywords:

  • coordination chemistry;
  • osmium;
  • photocatalysis;
  • photochemistry;
  • water splitting

Abstract

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Last but not least: A simple molecular redox system is used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen photochemically. Two separate photolyses are combined to a cyclic process (see scheme). Osmocene ([Cp2OsII] with Cp=C5H5) serves as photocatalyst.