Organic Photosensitizers for Catalytic Solar Fuel Generation

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Author(s)

  • Chi-Fai Leung
  • Tai-Chu Lau

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18888–18899
Number of pages12
Journal / PublicationEnergy and Fuels
Volume35
Issue number23
Online published7 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2021

Abstract

In recent years, various organic dyes have been used as photosensitizers for the photocatalytic reduction of water and carbon dioxide, which is a sustainable approach for fuel generation under noble-metal free conditions. Recent development of organic chromophores, which are characterized by a populated triplet excited state, have greatly facilitated their applications in solar fuel production. In this review, the photophysical properties of organic dyes are discussed in relation to their applications in photocatalytic reduction of water and carbon dioxide. In particular, common synthetic strategies for enhancing the population of their triplet states, which are important in promoting photoredox reactions, are described. This is followed by a review on recent developments of photocatalytic reduction of water and carbon dioxide involving various organic photosensitizers.

Citation Format(s)

Organic Photosensitizers for Catalytic Solar Fuel Generation. / Leung, Chi-Fai; Lau, Tai-Chu.
In: Energy and Fuels, Vol. 35, No. 23, 02.12.2021, p. 18888–18899.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review