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Photochemical Fate: The First Step Determines Efficiency of H2 Formation with a Supramolecular Photocatalyst

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  • Stefanie Tschierlei,

    1. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Helmholtzweg 4, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948-302
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    • These authors contributed equally to the work.

  • Michael Karnahl,

    1. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, August-Bebel-Strasse 2, 07743 Jena (Germany)
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    • These authors contributed equally to the work.

  • Martin Presselt Dr.,

    1. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Helmholtzweg 4, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948-302
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  • Benjamin Dietzek Dr.,

    1. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Helmholtzweg 4, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948-302
    2. Institut für Photonische Techologien e.V. Albert-Einstein-Strasse 9, 07745 Jena (Germany)
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  • Julien Guthmuller Dr.,

    1. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Helmholtzweg 4, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948-302
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  • Leticia González Prof. Dr.,

    1. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Helmholtzweg 4, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948-302
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  • Michael Schmitt Dr.,

    1. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Helmholtzweg 4, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948-302
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  • Sven Rau Prof. Dr.,

    1. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, August-Bebel-Strasse 2, 07743 Jena (Germany)
    2. Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department Chemie und Pharmazie, Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Egerlandstrasse 1, 91058 Erlangen (Germany), Fax: (+49) 9131-852-7367
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  • Jürgen Popp Prof. Dr.

    1. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Helmholtzweg 4, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948-302
    2. Institut für Photonische Techologien e.V. Albert-Einstein-Strasse 9, 07745 Jena (Germany)
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  • Correspondence regarding the synthesis and catalysis should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Sven Rau and correspondence concerning the Raman spectra should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp. This research was supported financially by the Thüringer Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur (grant no. B 514-09049). J.P. and B.D. acknowledge financial support from the FCI. S.R. and M.K. thank the DFG and the University of Jena. J.G. thanks the Carl-Zeiss Foundation.

Abstract

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The color of the incident light determines the efficiency of the hydrogen evolution mediated by a supramolecular photocatalyst. This finding demonstrates the importance of the Franck–Condon point in artificial photosynthesis systems and should have an impact on their design.

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