A photocatalyst-enzyme coupled artificial photosynthesis system for solar energy in production of formic acid from CO 2

Rajesh K. Yadav, Jin Ook Baeg, Gyu Hwan Oh, No Joong Park, Ki Jeong Kong, Jinheung Kim, Dong Won Hwang, Soumya K. Biswas

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Abstract

The photocatalyst-enzyme coupled system for artificial photosynthesis process is one of the most promising methods of solar energy conversion for the synthesis of organic chemicals or fuel. Here we report the synthesis of a novel graphene-based visible light active photocatalyst which covalently bonded the chromophore, such as multianthraquinone substituted porphyrin with the chemically converted graphene as a photocatalyst of the artificial photosynthesis system for an efficient photosynthetic production of formic acid from CO 2. The results not only show a benchmark example of the graphene-based material used as a photocatalyst in general artificial photosynthesis but also the benchmark example of the selective production system of solar chemicals/solar fuel directly from CO 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11455-11461
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume134
Issue number28
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Jul 2012

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