Improving photocatalytic energy conversion via NAD(P)H

Jones, Wilm and Burnett, Joseph W.H. and Shi, Jiafu and Howe, Russell F. and Wang, Xiaodong (2020) Improving photocatalytic energy conversion via NAD(P)H. Joule, 4 (10). pp. 2055-2059. ISSN 2542-4351

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NAD(P)H behaves as an energy/chemical “currency,” carrying hydrogen in a biologically convertible form and donates electrons in numerous biotransformations and artificial photosynthesis. Its high cost necessitates its regeneration for reuse where photocatalysis using light energy is attractive. However, high NAD(P)H yield is only achievable via organic mediators to transfer electrons. Here, we analyze the current issues in catalytic NAD(P)H regeneration and show that a continuous-flow reactor system can realize selective NAD(P)H regeneration with 100% yield using Pt/C3N4 as a photocatalyst.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Joule. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Joule, 4, 10, 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2020.07.024
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