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Inorganics 2017, 5(2), 35; doi:10.3390/inorganics5020035

Product Selectivity in Homogeneous Artificial Photosynthesis Using [(bpy)Rh(Cp*)X]n+-Based Catalysts

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry I, University of Ulm, 89081 Ulm, Germany
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Received: 2 March 2017 / Revised: 15 May 2017 / Accepted: 19 May 2017 / Published: 25 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photochemical Water Splitting)
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Due to the limited amount of fossil energy carriers, the storage of solar energy in chemical bonds using artificial photosynthesis has been under intensive investigation within the last decades. As the understanding of the underlying working principle of these complex systems continuously grows, more focus will be placed on a catalyst design for highly selective product formation. Recent reports have shown that multifunctional photocatalysts can operate with high chemoselectivity, forming different catalysis products under appropriate reaction conditions. Within this context [(bpy)Rh(Cp*)X]n+-based catalysts are highly relevant examples for a detailed understanding of product selectivity in artificial photosynthesis since the identification of a number of possible reaction intermediates has already been achieved. View Full-Text
Keywords: artificial photosynthesis; product selectivity; reaction mechanism; rhodium artificial photosynthesis; product selectivity; reaction mechanism; rhodium
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Mengele, A.K.; Rau, S. Product Selectivity in Homogeneous Artificial Photosynthesis Using [(bpy)Rh(Cp*)X]n+-Based Catalysts. Inorganics 2017, 5, 35.

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