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Professor 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.



Interfacial engineering of a carbon nitride-graphene oxide-molecular Ni catalyst hybrid for enhanced photocatalytic activity
H Kasap, R Godin, C Jeay Bizot, DS Achilleos, X Fang, JR Durrant, E Reisner
– ACS Catalysis
Solar Water Splitting with a Hydrogenase Integrated in Photoelectrochemical Tandem Cells.
DH Nam, JZ Zhang, V Andrei, N Kornienko, N Heidary, A Wagner, K Nakanishi, KP Sokol, B Slater, I Zebger, S Hofmann, JC Fontecilla-Camps, CB Park, E Reisner
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
Catalysis by design: development of a bifunctional water splitting catalyst through an operando measurement directed optimization cycle
N Kornienko, N Heidary, G Cibin, E Reisner
– Chemical Science
Aerobic Conditions Enhance the Photocatalytic Stability of CdS/CdOx Quantum Dots.
DW Wakerley, KH Ly, N Kornienko, KL Orchard, MF Kuehnel, E Reisner
– Chemistry
La5 Ti2 Cu0.9 Ag0.1 S5 O7 Modified with a Molecular Ni Catalyst for Photoelectrochemical H2 Generation.
TE Rosser, T Hisatomi, S Sun, D Antón-García, T Minegishi, E Reisner, K Domen
– Chemistry
Energy transfer and photoluminescence properties of lanthanide-containing polyoxotitanate cages coordinated by salicylate ligands.
N Li, GS Subramanian, PD Matthews, J Xiao, V Chellappan, TE Rosser, E Reisner, H-K Luo, DS Wright
– Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)
Solar H-2 generation in water with a CuCrO2 photocathode modified with an organic dye and molecular Ni catalyst
CE Creissen, J Warnan, E Reisner
– Chemical Science
ZnSe quantum dots modified with a Ni(cyclam) catalyst for efficient visible-light driven CO2 reduction in water
MF Kuehnel, CD Sahm, G Neri, JR Lee, KL Orchard, AJ Cowan, E Reisner
– Chemical Science
Solar hydrogen generation from lignocellulose
MF Kuehnel, E Reisner
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
Catechol-TiO<inf>2</inf>hybrids for photocatalytic H<inf>2</inf>production and photocathode assembly
KL Orchard, D Hojo, KP Sokol, M-J Chan, N Asao, T Adschiri, E Reisner
– Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)
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