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Realizing artificial photosynthesis.

Abstract

Artificial photosynthesis comprises the design of systems for converting solar energy into useful forms based on the fundamental science underlying natural photosynthesis. There are many approaches to this problem. In this report, the emphasis is on molecule-based systems for photochemical production of fuels using sunlight. A few examples of typical components of artificial photosynthetic systems including antennas, reaction centres, catalysts for fuel production and water oxidation, and units for photoprotection and photoregulation are presented in order to illustrate the current state of the field and point out challenges yet to be fully addressed.

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  • Authors

    Gust D, Moore TA, Moore AL

    Institution

    Department of Chemistry and Center for Bio-Inspired Solar Fuel Production, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85202, USA. gust@asu.edu

    Source

    Faraday discussions 155: 2012 pg 9-26; discussion 103-14

    MeSH

    Biocatalysis
    Bioelectric Energy Sources
    Biofuels
    Electrochemistry
    Electron Transport
    Green Chemistry Technology
    Hydrogen
    Models, Molecular
    Oxidation-Reduction
    Photochemistry
    Photosynthesis
    Protons
    Solar Energy
    Sunlight
    Water

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22470964