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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.



Solar-driven Reduction of Aqueous Protons Coupled to Selective Alcohol Oxidation with a Carbon Nitride - Molecular Ni Catalyst System
H Kasap, CA Caputo, BCM Martindale, R Godin, VW-H Lau, BV Lotsch, JR Durrant, E Reisner
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
Clean Donor Oxidation Enhances H 2 Evolution Activity of a Carbon Quantum Dot-Molecular Catalyst Photosystem
BCM Martindale, E Joliat, C Bachmann, R Alberto, E Reisner
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
Inside Cover: Electrocatalytic and Solar-Driven CO<inf>2</inf> Reduction to CO with a Molecular Manganese Catalyst Immobilized on Mesoporous TiO<inf>2</inf> (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 26/2016)
TE Rosser, CD Windle, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
A decahaem cytochrome as an electron conduit in protein–enzyme redox processes
C-Y Lee, B Reuillard, KP Sokol, T Laftsoglou, CWJ Lockwood, SF Rowe, ET Hwang, JC Fontecilla-Camps, LJC Jeuken, JN Butt, E Reisner
– Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Electrocatalytic and Solar-Driven CO 2 Reduction to CO with a Molecular Manganese Catalyst Immobilized on Mesoporous TiO 2
TE Rosser, CD Windle, E Reisner
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
Photoelectrochemical H-2 Evolution with a Hydrogenase Immobilized on a TiO2-Protected Silicon Electrode
C-Y Lee, HS Park, JC Fontecilla-Camps, E Reisner
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
A Poly(cobaloxime)/Carbon Nanotube Electrode: Freestanding Buckypaper with Polymer-Enhanced H 2 -Evolution Performance
B Reuillard, J Warnan, JJ Leung, DW Wakerley, E Reisner
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
Precious-metal free photoelectrochemical water splitting with immobilised molecular Ni and Fe redox catalysts
TE Rosser, MA Gross, YH Lai, E Reisner
– Chem. Sci.
Dye-sensitised semiconductors modified with molecular catalysts for light-driven H 2 production
J Willkomm, KL Orchard, A Reynal, E Pastor, JR Durrant, E Reisner
– Chemical Society reviews
[NiFeSe]-hydrogenase chemistry.
C Wombwell, CA Caputo, E Reisner
– Accounts of Chemical Research
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