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Photooxidation of water with heptazine-based molecular photocatalysts: Insights from spectroscopy and computational chemistry

@inproceedings{Domcke2020PhotooxidationOW,
  title={Photooxidation of water with heptazine-based molecular photocatalysts: Insights from spectroscopy and computational chemistry},
  author={Wolfgang Domcke and Andrzej L Sobolewski and Cody W Schlenker},
  year={2020}
}
We present a conspectus of recent joint spectroscopic and computational studies which provided novel insight into the photochemistry of hydrogen-bonded complexes of the heptazine (Hz) chromophore with hydroxylic substrate molecules (water and phenol). It was found that a functionalized derivative of Hz, tri-anisole-heptazine (TAHz), can photooxidize water and phenol in a homogeneous photochemical reaction. This allows the exploration of the basic mechanisms of the proton-coupled electron… CONTINUE READING