Special Issue "Artificial Photosynthesis: Recent Progress in Solar Energy Utilization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017
Dr. Markus D. Kärkäs
Department of Organic Chemistry, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: artificial photosynthesis; homogeneous catalysis; nitrogen-centered radicals; photocatalysis; water oxidation
Solar energy constitutes an alternative and sustainable energy source. Realizing an efficient method for converting sunlight into chemical energy is a key step towards large-scale solar energy utilization. For several decades, the natural photosynthetic system has been a source of inspiration for the development of artificial systems that are able to harness sunlight and store the energy in chemical bonds. Artificial photosynthesis is currently a topic of intense interest with the aim of producing carbon-neutral fuels through light-driven water splitting. In this Special Issue, recent achievements in water oxidation, hydrogen production and CO2 reduction using heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts will be highlighted.
Prof. Dr. Björn Åkermark
Dr. Eric V. Johnston
Dr. Markus D. Kärkäs
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- artificial photosynthesis
- CO2 reduction
- heterogeneous catalysis
- homogeneous catalysis
- O–O bond formation
- water oxidation
- water splitting