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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.



Exploring Step-by-Step Assembly of Nanoparticle:Cytochrome Biohybrid Photoanodes
ET Hwang, KL Orchard, D Hojo, J Beton, CWJ Lockwood, T Adschiri, JN Butt, E Reisner, LJC Jeuken
– ChemElectroChem
Carbon Dots as Versatile Photosensitizers for Solar-Driven Catalysis with Redox Enzymes.
GAM Hutton, B Reuillard, BCM Martindale, CA Caputo, CWJ Lockwood, JN Butt, E Reisner
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
Photoreduction of Shewanella oneidensis Extracellular Cytochromes by Organic Chromophores and Dye-Sensitized TiO2
EV Ainsworth, CWJ Lockwood, GF White, ET Hwang, T Sakai, MA Gross, DJ Richardson, TA Clarke, LJC Jeuken, E Reisner, JN Butt
– Chembiochem
Competing charge transfer pathways at the photosystem II-electrode interface
JZ Zhang, KP Sokol, N Paul, E Romero, R van Grondelle, E Reisner
– Nature Chemical Biology
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 the H2 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 2 Reduction to CO with a Molecular Manganese Catalyst Immobilized on Mesoporous TiO 2 (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)
Photoelectrochemical H 2 Evolution with a Hydrogenase Immobilized on a TiO 2 -Protected Silicon Electrode
C-Y Lee, HS Park, JC Fontecilla-Camps, E Reisner
– Angewandte Chemie (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
Electrocatalytic and Solar-Driven CO2 Reduction to CO with a Molecular Manganese Catalyst Immobilized on Mesoporous TiO2
TE Rosser, CD Windle, E Reisner
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
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