Towards A Solar Fuel Device: Light-Driven Water Oxidation Catalyzed by a Supramolecular Assembly

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  • Dr. Fei Li,

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    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, DUT-KTH Joint Education and Research Center on Molecular Devices, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), 116024 Dalian (China)
    • State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, DUT-KTH Joint Education and Research Center on Molecular Devices, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), 116024 Dalian (China)
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  • Yi Jiang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, DUT-KTH Joint Education and Research Center on Molecular Devices, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), 116024 Dalian (China)
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  • Biaobiao Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, DUT-KTH Joint Education and Research Center on Molecular Devices, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), 116024 Dalian (China)
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  • Fang Huang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, DUT-KTH Joint Education and Research Center on Molecular Devices, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), 116024 Dalian (China)
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  • Dr. Yan Gao,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, DUT-KTH Joint Education and Research Center on Molecular Devices, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), 116024 Dalian (China)
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  • Prof. Licheng Sun

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    1. State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, DUT-KTH Joint Education and Research Center on Molecular Devices, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), 116024 Dalian (China)
    2. Department of Chemistry, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden)
    • State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, DUT-KTH Joint Education and Research Center on Molecular Devices, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), 116024 Dalian (China)
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  • This work was supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (2009CB220009), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21106015, 21120102036, 20923006, and 21003017), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (DUT11LK29), the Swedish Energy Agency, and the K&A Wallenberg Foundation.

Abstract

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Time to split: Supramolecular assemblies containing both photosensitizers and a ruthenium water-oxidation catalyst were prepared and characterized. The pictured assembly exhibits, for the first time, enhanced visible-light-driven water oxidation activity.

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