标题：Tethered sensitizer-catalyst noble-metal-free molecular devices for solar-driven hydrogen generation
作者：Luo, Geng-Geng; Pan, Zhong-Hua; Lin, Jin-Qing; Sun, Di
作者机构：[Luo, Geng-Geng; Pan, Zhong-Hua; Lin, Jin-Qing] Huaqiao Univ, Key Lab Environm Friendly Funct Mat, Minist Educ, Coll Mat Sci & Engn, Xiamen 361021, Pe 更多
通讯作者：Luo, GG;Sun, D;Luo, GG;Luo, GengGeng
通讯作者地址：[Luo, GG]Huaqiao Univ, Key Lab Environm Friendly Funct Mat, Minist Educ, Coll Mat Sci & Engn, Xiamen 361021, Peoples R China;[Sun, D]Shandong Univ, Ke 更多
摘要：Inspired by natural photosynthesis in an organized assembly, compact H-2-evolving molecular devices, which tether sensitizer and catalyst modules in one single molecule, present an opportunity to overcome the diffusion limit required for multi-component molecular systems, and increase intramolecular electron transfer rates from the photoactivated unit to the catalytic center to improve H-2-evolving efficiency. Thereinto absolutely noble-metal free H-2-evolving molecular devices are of particular interest because they don't contain precious and scarce noble-metal based components. This Frontier article focuses specifically on the recent advances in the design, synthesis, and photocatalytic properties of all-abundant-element molecular devices for photoinduced H-2 generation via intramolecular processes. Some challenges and suggestions for future directions in this field are also illustrated.