Younus HA1, Ahmad N1, Chughtai AH1, Vandichel M2, Busch M3, Van Hecke K4, Yusubov M5, Song S1, Verpoort F6.
ChemSusChem. 2016 Dec 5. doi: 10.1002/cssc.201601477. [Epub ahead of print]Water splitting is the key step towards artificial photosystems for solar energy conversion and storage in the form of chemical bonding. The oxidation of water is the bottle-neck of this process that hampers its practical utility and hence efficient, robust, and also easy to make catalytic systems based on cheap and earth abundant materials are of exceptional importance. Here, we present an in-situ generated cobalt catalyst [Co(II)(TCA)2(H2O)2] (TCA = 1-Mesityl-1,2,3-1H-triazole-4-carboxylate) efficiently conducting photochemical water oxidation at near-neutral conditions. Read More