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Dr. Shu-Ping Luo, Dr. Esteban Mejía, Aleksej Friedrich, Alexandra Pazidis, Dr. Henrik Junge, Dr. Annette-Enrica Surkus, Dr. Ralf Jackstell, Stefania Denurra, Prof. Dr. Serafino Gladiali, Prof. Dr. Stefan Lochbrunner and Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller Photocatalytic Water Reduction with Copper-Based Photosensitizers: A Noble-Metal-Free System Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52

Version of Record online: 9 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201205915

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Of noble descent: A fully noble-metal-free system for the photocatalytic reduction of water at room temperature has been developed. This system consists of CuI complexes as photosensitizers and [Fe3(CO)12] as the water-reduction catalyst. The novel Cu-based photosensitizers are relatively inexpensive, readily available from commercial sources, and stable to ambient conditions, thus making them an attractive alternative to the widely used noble-metal based systems.

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