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Dr Erwin Reisner

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We are interested in artificial photosynthesis and solar fuels and develop novel photocatalytic systems by combining homogenous synthetic catalysts and enzymes with a light absorbing nanostructured semiconductor. A current focus lies on the sunlight-driven production of the high specific energy carrier hydrogen and the selective conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and formic acid. Our cross-disciplinary laboratory covers a wide range of disciplines, from Synthetic Molecular and Materials Chemistry to Biological Chemistry combined with Electro-, Photochemistry and Nanoscience.


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Keywords:  Solar fuels, artificial photosynthesis, Water and CO2 splitting, Small Molecule Activation, Catalysis, Metalloenzymes, Biomimetic Chemistry, Bio-inorganic Chemistry Synthetic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Photoelectrochemistry, Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Functional and Energy Materials.



Unravelling the pH-dependence of a molecular photocatalytic system for hydrogen production
A Reynal, A Reynal, E Pastor, MA Gross, S Selim, E Reisner, JR Durrant – Chem. Sci. (2015) 6, 4855
Photocatalytic Formic Acid Conversion on CdS Nanocrystals with Controllable Selectivity for H2 or CO.
MF Kuehnel, DW Wakerley, KL Orchard, E Reisner – Angew Chem Int Ed Engl (2015)
Wiring of Photosystem II to Hydrogenase for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting
D Mersch, CY Lee, JZ Zhang, K Brinkert, JC Fontecilla-Camps, AW Rutherford, E Reisner – Journal of the American Chemical Society (2015) 137, 8541
Enhancing H 2 evolution performance of an immobilised cobalt catalyst by rational ligand design
J Willkomm, NM Muresan, E Reisner – Chem. Sci. (2015) 6, 2727
Synthetic active site model of the [NiFeSe] hydrogenase
C Wombwell, E Reisner – Chemistry - A European Journal (2015) 21, 8096
Solar hydrogen production using carbon quantum dots and a molecular nickel catalyst.
BC Martindale, GA Hutton, CA Caputo, E Reisner – Journal of the American Chemical Society (2015) 137, 6018
A decaheme cytochrome as a molecular electron conduit in dye-sensitized photoanodes
ET Hwang, ET Hwang, K Sheikh, K Sheikh, KL Orchard, KL Orchard, D Hojo, V Radu, V Radu, CY Lee, E Ainsworth, C Lockwood, MA Gross, T Adschiri, E Reisner, JN Butt, LJC Jeuken, LJC Jeuken – Advanced Functional Materials (2015) 25, 2308
A Si photocathode protected and activated with a Ti and Ni composite film for solar hydrogen production
YH Lai, HS Park, JZ Zhang, PD Matthews, DS Wright, E Reisner – Chemistry (2015) 21, 3919
Improving the photocatalytic reduction of CO2to CO through immobilisation of a molecular Re catalyst on TiO2
CD Windle, E Pastor, A Reynal, AC Whitwood, Y Vaynzof, JR Durrant, RN Perutz, E Reisner – Chemistry (2015) 21, 3746
A Decaheme Cytochrome as a Molecular Electron Conduit in Dye-Sensitized Photoanodes.
ET Hwang, K Sheikh, KL Orchard, D Hojo, V Radu, CY Lee, E Ainsworth, C Lockwood, MA Gross, T Adschiri, E Reisner, JN Butt, LJ Jeuken – Adv Funct Mater (2015) 25, 2308
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