Ru-Based Water Oxidation Catalysts

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© 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. The replacement of fossil fuels by hydrogen generated by water splitting with sunlight is a very attractive solution to today's energy problem. In order to develop a practical technology based on these elements, robust and efficient water oxidation catalysts need to be developed. The molecular complexity of this process is high and thus tailored transition metal complexes which can access low-energy reaction pathways are needed as catalysts. In the present review a comprehensive description of Ru complexes is offered excluding those described by Sun's group that will be described in another chapter of the same book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Water Oxidation Catalysis: A Key Topic for New Sustainable Energy Conversion Schemes
Editors Antoni Llobet
Place of PublicationHoboken (US)
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2014


  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Energy conversion schemes
  • High oxidation states
  • O-O bond formation
  • Photosynthesis
  • Reaction mechanism
  • Redox catalysis
  • Transition metals
  • Water oxidation
  • Water splitting


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