Artificial photosynthesis a brief literature review
Dye Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Cells (DS-PEC) are a promising development for artificial photosynthesis. Currently however photoinduced conversion of water to hydrogen and oxygen remains limited by desorption, alternative processes and charge accumulation. This brief literature review will primarily focus on transition metal complex chromophore catalyst dyads, for water oxidation catalysis (WOC) as well as hydrogen evolution catalysis (HEC). Assessing the dyads individual charge separation, electron transfer and catalytic photoelectrochemical properties. Comparing and contrasting the techniques employed by Dye Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Cells (DS-PEC) dyads in addition to collectively evaluating their current limiting factors and suggesting potential developments for further work.