Materials for Water Oxidation

Materials composed of immobilized water oxidation catalysts on metal oxide supports have recently become a significant target in the field of solar fuels, for their use in the production of devices. These materials utilize electrostatic and atomic-layer deposition (ALD) protection techniques to bind POM WOCs and the light-absorbing supports (TiO2, BiVO4, and CdS quantum dots) for photoelectrochemical water oxidation systems.

 

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Water Oxidation Catalysts

The Hill lab has pioneered the development of efficient, stable, homogeneous molecular catalysts for visible light-driven water oxidation using polyoxometalates (POMs). Recent studies have characterized the catalytic activity and stability of POMs containing ruthenium, cobalt, and nickel centers.

KY5[Co9(H2O)6(OH)3(HPO4)2(PW9O34)3]

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[{Ru4O4(OH)2(H2O)4}[γ-SiW10O36)2]10-

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 3896

J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 7522

J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 17360

[Co4(H2O)2(PW9O34)2]10-

Science, 2010, 328, 342

J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 2068

J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 14110

[Co4(H2O)2(VW9O34)2]10-

 

J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 14110