Water-Splitting Based and Related Therapeutic Effects : Evolving Concepts, Progress, and Perspectives

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2004551
Journal / PublicationSmall
Issue number47
Online published30 Oct 2020
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2020


Water-splitting has been extensively studied especially for energy applications. It is often not paid with enough attention for biomedical applications. In fact, several innovative breakthroughs have been achieved in the past few years by employing water-splitting for treating cancer and other diseases. Interestingly, among these important works, only two reports have mentioned the term “water-splitting.” For this reason, the importance of water-splitting for biomedical applications is significantly underestimated. This progress work is written with the aims to explain and summarize how the principle of water-splitting is employed to achieve therapeutic results not offered by conventional approaches. It is expected that this progress report will not only explain the importance of water-splitting to scientists in the biomedical fields, it should also draw attention from scientists working on energy applications of water-splitting.

Research Area(s)

  • hydrogen medicine, hydroxyl radicals, hypoxia, photodynamic therapy, water-splitting