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Department of Chemistry

 

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.

 

More information can be found at our group website: http://www-reisner.ch.cam.ac.uk

 

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.

 

Publications

A Precious-Metal-Free Hybrid Electrolyzer for Alcohol Oxidation Coupled to CO2-to-Syngas Conversion
MA Bajada, S Roy, J Warnan, K Abdiaziz, A Wagner, MM Roessler, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
(2020)
59,
15633
Solar Reforming of Biomass with Homogeneous Carbon Dots
DS Achilleos, W Yang, H Kasap, A Savateev, Y Markushyna, JR Durrant, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
(2020)
anie.202008217
A Precious-Metal-Free Hybrid Electrolyzer for Alcohol Oxidation Coupled to CO2-to-Syngas Conversion
MA Bajada, S Roy, J Warnan, K Abdiaziz, A Wagner, MM Roessler, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie
(2020)
132,
15763
Molecularly engineered photocatalyst sheet for scalable solar formate production from carbon dioxide and water
Q Wang, J Warnan, S Rodríguez-Jiménez, JJ Leung, S Kalathil, V Andrei, K Domen, E Reisner
– Nature Energy
(2020)
1
Semi-biological approaches to solar-to-chemical conversion
X Fang, S Kalathil, E Reisner
– Chem Soc Rev
(2020)
49,
4926
Understanding How the Rate of C-H Bond Cleavage Affects Formate Oxidation Catalysis by a Mo-Dependent Formate Dehydrogenase
WE Robinson, A Bassegoda, JN Blaza, E Reisner, J Hirst
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2020)
142,
12226
Stimulus-Mediated Ultrastable Radical Formation
JA McCune, MF Kuehnel, E Reisner, OA Scherman
– Chem
(2020)
6,
1819
A One‐Pot Route to Faceted FePt‐Fe3O4 Dumbbells: Probing Morphology–Catalytic Activity Effects in O2 Reduction Catalysis
KJ Jenkinson, A Wagner, N Kornienko, E Reisner, AEH Wheatley
– Advanced Functional Materials
(2020)
30,
2002633
Photoreforming of biomass in metal salt hydrate solutions
CM Pichler, T Uekert, E Reisner
– Chemical Communications
(2020)
56,
5743
Photoreforming of food waste into value-added products over visible-light-absorbing catalysts
T Uekert, F Dorchies, CM Pichler, E Reisner
– Green Chemistry
(2020)
22,
3262
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Research Group

Research Interest Groups

Telephone number

01223 336323

Email address

er376@cam.ac.uk