Peripheral ligands as electron storage reservoirs and their role in enhancement of photocatalytic hydrogen generation

Qing Pan, Leon Freitag, Tanja Kowacs, Jane C. Falgenhauer, Jeroen P. Korterik, Derck Schlettwein, Wesley R. Browne, Mary T. Pryce, Sven Rau, Leticia Gonzalez, Johannes G. Vos, Jannetje Maria Huijser

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Abstract

The contrasting early-time photodynamics of two related Ru/Pt photocatalysts with very different photocatalytic H2 generation capabilities are reported. Ultrafast equilibration (535 ± 17 fs) creates an electron reservoir on the peripheral ligands of the ester substituted complex, allowing a dramatic increase in photocatalytic performance. This insight opens the way towards a novel design strategy for H2 generating molecular photocatalysts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9371-9374
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications
Volume52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • METIS-317964
  • IR-101339

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