Polymer-based chromophore-catalyst assemblies for solar energy conversionShow full item record
|Title||Polymer-based chromophore-catalyst assemblies for solar energy conversion|
|Author||Leem, Gyu; Sherman, Benjamin D.; Schanze, Kirk S.|
|Abstract||The synthesis of polymer-based assemblies for light harvesting has been motivated by the multi-chromophore antennas that play a role in natural photosynthesis for the potential use in solar conversion technologies. This review describes a general strategy for using polymer-based chromophore-catalyst assemblies for solar-driven water oxidation at a photoanode in a dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell (DSPEC). This report begins with a summary of the synthetic methods and fundamental photophysical studies of light harvesting polychormophores in solution which show these materials can transport excited state energy to an acceptor where charge-separation can occur. In addition, studies describing light harvesting polychromophores containing an anchoring moiety (ionic carboxylate) for covalent bounding to wide band gap mesoporous semiconductor surfaces are summarized to understand the photophysical mechanisms of directional energy flow at the interface. Finally, the performance of polychromophore/catalyst assembly-based photoanodes capable of light-driven water splitting to oxygen and hydrogen in a DSPEC are summarized.|
|Department||Chemistry & Biochemistry|
|Subject||Energy conversion and storage
Energy and charge transport
Ru-containing polymer system
Dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells
Photoanode, polymeric chromophore-water oxidation
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