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Hydrogen production

Catalysing artificial photosynthesis

Efficient photocatalytic splitting of water to realize carbon-free production of hydrogen from sunlight remains a challenge. New precious-metal-free molecular catalysts in semiconductor-based, visible-light-driven water-splitting systems are promising for realizing practical artificial photosynthesis.

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Figure 1: Benchmarks in the development of artificial photosynthesis for photocatalytic hydrogen production.


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Mao, S., Shen, S. Catalysing artificial photosynthesis. Nature Photon 7, 944–946 (2013).

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