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Organic polymers form fuel from water

Porous polymers have joined the ranks of light-activated catalysts that split water into hydrogen, a carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels. Their properties are easily tuned — a big plus for the development of practically useful catalysts.

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Figure 1: Optical and photocatalytic properties of a series of porous polymers.

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Vyas, V., Lotsch, B. Organic polymers form fuel from water. Nature 521, 41–42 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/521041a

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