Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production

Artificial Photosynthesis: Photo-induced Water Splitting (#193)

Photo-induced water splitting using photosensitizers, such as semiconductors and metal complexes, has been a cutting-edge research area with growing expectations for the clean production of hydrogen from water by harvesting abundant solar light energy. The ultimate goal of this research area is undoubtedly the realization of practically efficient hydrogen production technologies by combining efficient photosensitizers with effective catalysts capable of activating water molecules. Although the chemistry of semiconductor materials and molecular catalysts have basically been developed in parallel with each other over many years, recent outstanding progress in both fields strongly encourages us to share the experience and knowledge of each area to stimulate activities that will move us a step closer to the ultimate goal. Thus, this session focuses on the progress in the photo-induced water splitting using photosensitizes as well as in the catalyst developments.
This symposium is organized together with the other two symposiums related to artificial photosynthesis, i.e. “Reduction of Carbon Dioxide” and “Bio-inspired Chemistry for Solar Fuel Production”. The organizers recommend that the attendees who are interested in giving a talk or a poster presentation will select one of the three symposia. The session will consist of an invited lecture, contributed lecture and poster session.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015