Carbon dots as photosensitisers for solar-driven catalysis.

  title={Carbon dots as photosensitisers for solar-driven catalysis.},
  author={Georgina A. M. Hutton and Benjamin C M Martindale and Erwin Reisner},
  journal={Chemical Society reviews},
  volume={46 20},
Artificial photosynthesis is the mimicry of the natural process of solar energy conversion into chemical energy carriers. Photocatalytic systems that combine light-harvesting materials and catalysts in solution or suspension provide a promising route towards this goal. A key requirement for a sustainable solar fuel production system is a low-cost, stable and non-toxic light harvester. Photoluminescent carbon nanoparticles, carbon dots (CDs), are promising emerging light-harvesters for… 

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