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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.

Authors

Gust D, Moore TA, Moore AL

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