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dc.contributor.authorJoya, Khurram Saleem
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-14T09:46:54Z
dc.date.available2021-04-14T09:46:54Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationJoya, K. S. (2015). Molecular Catalysts and Organometallics for Water Oxidation. Organometallics and Related Molecules for Energy Conversion, 347–364. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-46054-2_12
dc.identifier.isbn9783662460535
dc.identifier.isbn9783662460542
dc.identifier.issn2196-6982
dc.identifier.issn2196-6990
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-662-46054-2_12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/668762
dc.description.abstractWater can be used as a cheap and renewable source of electrons and protons to make nonfossil fuel-based chemical energy carriers for a sustainable power supply. However, water oxidation is an intricate chemical process and an energy-intensive reaction involving the removal of four electrons with the release of four protons at the same time. Inside the thylakoid membrane in plant leaves is embedded a manganese-calcium molecular cluster in natural photosystem II (PS-II), which represents an excellent model for designing an artificial equivalent of the photosynthesis for light-to-fuel conversion via water splitting. Inspired by the natural PS-II, the scientific community has been striving hard during the last two decades to develop a bio-inspired catalytic system for water oxidation. However, a truly biomimetic catalytic system matching the performance of photosystem for efficient water splitting operating with four consecutive proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) steps to generate oxygen and hydrogen for hundred thousands of cycles at high rate is yet to be demonstrated. In this chapter, we provide an insight regarding the biomimetic approaches to make molecular and organometallic water oxidation complexes that have been investigated recently in homogeneous solution catalysis using chemical oxidants or as surface-immobilized heterogeneous species for electro-assisted catalytic systems. After comparing their catalytic activities and stabilities, an overview of the mechanistic aspects is also discussed.
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-662-46054-2_12
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Springer Berlin Heidelberg
dc.titleMolecular Catalysts and Organometallics for Water Oxidation
dc.typeBook Chapter
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionLeiden Institute of Chemistry, Gorlaeus Laboratory, Leiden University, 9502, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry, University of Engineering and Technology, GT Road, 54890Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
dc.identifier.pages347-364
kaust.personJoya, Khurram Saleem


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