A new single-component photocatalyst for the reduction of water to H2, a dichloro(dpbpy)platinum(ii) derivative (dpbpy = 4,4′-diphenyl-2,2′-bipyridine) tethered to four pendant viologen acceptors (1), is shown to exhibit twice higher photocatalytic efficiency than the previously reported dichloro(bpy)-platinum(ii) analog (2; bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine), consistent with the higher absorptivity of 1 at the metal-to-ligand charge transfer (1MLCT) band due to the larger π-conjugation in dpbpy relative to bpy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry