Efficient Photocatalytic Water Reduction Using In Situ Generated Knölker's Iron Complexes

Yuan-Yuan Sun, Hai Wang, Nan-Yu Chen, Alastair J J Lennox, Aleksej Friedrich, Liang-Min Xia, Stefan Lochbrunner, Henrik Junge, Matthias Beller, Shaolin Zhou, Shu-Ping Luo

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Abstract

In situ generated iron‐based Knölker complexes were found to be efficient catalysts in a fully non‐noble metal Cu–Fe photocatalytic water reduction system. These mononuclear iron catalysts were able to generate hydrogen up to 15 times faster than previously reported [Fe3(CO)12]. A reductive quenching mechanism was shown to operate by fluorescence experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2340-2344
Number of pages5
JournalChemCatChem
Volume8
Issue number14
Early online date17 Jun 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2016

Keywords

  • hydrogen
  • iron
  • photocatalysis
  • reduction
  • water splitting

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