Starburst Triarylamine Donor-Based Metal-Free Photosensitizers for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production from Water

Po Yu Ho, Yi Wang, Sze Chun Yiu, Wai Hong Yu, Cheuk Lam Ho, Shuping Huang

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Three metal-free molecular photosensitizers (S1-S3) featuring a starburst triarylamine donor moiety have been synthesized. They show attractive photocatalytic performance in visible light-driven H2production from water in their platinized TiO2composites. A remarkable H2turnover number (TON) of 10 200 (48 h) was achieved in an S1-anchored system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1048-1051
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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