Special Issue "Photochemical Water Splitting"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer
Department Chemie, Fakultät für Naturwissenschaften, Universität Paderborn, Warburgerstrasse 100, 33098 Paderborn, Germany
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Interests: transition metal complexes for sustainable chemistry; water splitting; iron chemistry; photochemistry; X-ray absorption spectroscopy; X-ray emission spectroscopy; time-resolved spectroscopy
With the increasing awareness of the upcoming ebbing of fossil fuels, the search for alternate energy and chemical resources has sped up tremendously. Photochemical water splitting, using the unlimited availability of sunlight, is used to generate hydrogen and oxygen from the Earth-abundant resource of water. Both small molecules are in high demand and useful chemical feedstocks, and ideally can be used in “green” applications like fuel cells. The ways to split water photocatalytically are manifold: Using purely light by combination of a photosensitizer with a catalyst, with the help of electricity, using the reduction and oxidation reaction independently with electron donors or acceptors, homogeneously or heterogeneously, or in artificial leaves. Transition metals play a crucial role in these processes, be it as a photoactive or catalytic compound.
This Special Issue focuses on the most recent advances in photochemical water splitting research with transition metal complexes as the key reagents. It includes investigations on photocatalytic activity of such complexes, their working principles, either as catalyst or photoactive compounds, as well as their spectroscopic and theoretical characterization. The aim of this Special Issue is to bring chemists and physicists together and to share important contributions to the field in an openly accessible journal. This is still a task of high impact, since, despite the tremendous advances that have been achieved in the field, the breakthrough to a real alternative to fossil fuels is still lacking.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer
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- Photocatalytic water splitting
- Transition metal complexes
- Photochemistry and photophysics