Special Issue "Water Oxidation Catalysis"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017).
Almost all life on Earth relies directly, or indirectly, on solar light as a source of energy. Nature has created a very complex system, Photosynthesis, to convert light energy to biomass and oxygen. However, the low efficiency of Photosynthesis rules out the use of biomass as the main source of energy for modern civilization. The use of sunlight to split water into dioxygen and hydrogen (the basic initial fuel) could be a vast, inexhaustible, and clean source of energy. The efficiency of this impressive method to split water depends on the efficiency of water oxidation and water reduction catalysts. The main focus of this Special Issue on “Water Oxidation Catalysis” will be on molecular Water Oxidation Catalysts (WOC). Original research papers and short reviews on synthesis, characterization of new catalysts, studies of activity and stability of molecular complexes under turnover conditions, identification of intermediates in the catalytic cycle, the mechanisms of O–O formation, and the role of protons, cations, and anions on electron transfer reactions in water oxidation, are invited for submission.
Dr. Yurii V. Geletii
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- water splitting
- molecular water oxidation catalysts
- activity and stability of WOC
- kinetics of water oxidation reactions
- intermediates in water oxidation catalytic cycle
- electron transfer reactions in water oxidation catalytic cycle
- mechanism of O–O bond formation