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Solar Fuels: Approaches to Catalytic Hydrogen Evolution

Dempsey, J. L. and Winkler, J. R. and Gray, H. B. (2013) Solar Fuels: Approaches to Catalytic Hydrogen Evolution. In: Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II. Elsevier , Amsterdam, pp. 553-565. ISBN 978-0-08-096529-1.

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In response to political and environmental motivations to develop alternative energy resources, researchers have taken a variety of approaches to develop solar energy conversion technologies. Solar fuel production is an area of enormous promise where, in analogy to natural photosynthesis, sunlight drives the conversion of energy-poor molecules (H_2O and CO_2) to energy-rich ones (O_2, H_2, and (CH_2O)_n). To realize a solar-driven water splitting device based on earth-abundant materials, new chemistry is needed, including materials for light harvesting and electrocatalysts for fuel production. In this chapter, we focus on molecular hydrogen production catalysts capable of evolving H_2 at low overpotentials. Recent synthetic advances in catalyst design, detailed electrochemical and photochemical studies, and developments in mechanistic understandings are covered.

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Additional Information:© 2013 Elsevier Ltd. Available online 23 July 2013; Reviewed 26 November 2014. This work was supported by NSF Center for Chemical Innovation (Powering the Planet, CHE-0947829), the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, and CCSER (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation). J.L.D. was supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
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Arnold and Mabel Beckman FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
NSF Graduate Research FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Catalysis; Cobaloxime; Hydrogen; Molecular catalysts; Solar energy; Solar fuel
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Official Citation:J.L. Dempsey, J.R. Winkler and H.B. Gray, 8.15 - Solar Fuels: Approaches to Catalytic Hydrogen Evolution, In Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II (Second Edition), edited by Jan ReedijkKenneth Poeppelmeier, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2013, Pages 553-565, ISBN 9780080965291, (
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