Hydrogen production coupled to hydrocarbon oxygenation from photocatalytic water splitting


On the sunny side: A homogeneous system for H 2 production and hydrocarbon oxidation was developed in the absence of any sacrificial reagent. This system consists of [Ru(TPA)(H 2O) 2] 2+ and [Fe 3(CO) 12] as catalysts and [Ru(bpy) 3] 2+ and [Ir(bpy)(ppy) 2] + as photosensitizers (PS). Water is the oxygen source as well as the source for H 2 formation (see picture; Sub=organic substrate). Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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Angewandte Chemie - International Edition