Development of photocatalysts for solar energy conversion using metal complexes and non-oxide semiconductors
Photocatalytic CO2 reduction has attracted attention as a potential means of addressing the problems of global warming and the depletion of fossil fuels. Recently, hybrid photocatalysts constructed with a metal complex and a particulate semiconductor are of particular interest because of the excellent electrochemical (and/or photocatalytic) ability of the metal complexes for CO2 reduction and the high efficiency of the semiconductors for oxidation reactions. This article describes our recent progress in the development of metal-complex/semiconductor hybrid photocatalysts for visible-light-driven CO2 reduction.
- 1 School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology