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Probst, B; Guttentag, M; Rodenberg, A; Hamm, P; Alberto, R (2011). Photocatalytic H2 production from water with rhenium and cobalt complexes. Inorganic Chemistry, 50(8):3404-3412.

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Photocatalytic hydrogen production in pure water for three component systems using a series of rhenium-based photosensitizers (PS) and cobalt-based water reduction catalysts (WRC), with triethanolamine (TEOA) as an irreversible electron donor, is described. Besides the feasibility of this reaction in water, key findings are reductive quenching of the excited state of the PS by TEOA (k(q) = 5-8 × 10(7) M(-1) s(-1); Φ(cage) = 0.75) and subsequent transfer of an electron to the WRC (k(Co(III)) = 1.1 × 10(9) M(-1) s(-1)). Turnover numbers in rhenium (TON(Re), H/Re) above 500 were obtained, whereas TON(Co) (H(2)/Co) did not exceed 17. It is shown that the cobalt-based WRC limits long-term performance. Long-term performance critically depends on pH and the type of WRC used but is unaffected by the type of PS or the concentration of WRC. A quantum yield of 30% was obtained (H/photon).

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Physical Chemistry
DDC:540 Chemistry
Deposited On:07 Mar 2012 17:52
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 19:42
Publisher:American Chemical Society
Additional Information:This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Inorganic Chemistry, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic102317u
Publisher DOI:10.1021/ic102317u
PubMed ID:21366324
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 43
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