Artificial Photosynthesis and Solar Fuels (A. Abbotto)

We investigate organic and organometallic materials for dye-sensitized artificial photosynthesis (water splitting) via photocatalysis and photoelectrochemical cells (PEC). Focus is on the development of metal-free organic and bio-inspired dyes for low cost and stable photosynthetic devices.


Manfredi, N.; Monai, M.; Montini, T.; Peri, F.; De Angelis, F.; Fornasiero, P.; Abbotto, A.
Dye-sensitized Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation: Efficiency Enhancement by Organic Photosensitizer – Co-Adsorbent Intermolecular Interaction
ACS Energy Letters, 2018, 3, 85-91.

Manfredi, N.; Monai, M.; Montini, T.; Salamone, M.; Ruffo, R.; Fornasiero, P.; Abbotto, A.
Enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen generation using carbazole-based sensitizers
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017, 1, 694 – 698

Cecconi, B.; Manfredi, N.; Montini, T.; Fornasiero, P.; Abbotto, A.
Dye-Sensitized Solar Hydrogen Production: the Emerging Role of Metal-Free Organic Sensitizers
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 5194–5215.

Manfredi, N.; Cecconi, B.; Calabrese, V.; Minotti, A.; Peri, F.; Ruffo, R.; Monai, M.; Romero-Ocaña, I.; Montini, T.; Fornasiero, P.; Abbotto, A.
Dye-sensitized photocatalytic hydrogen production: distinct activity in a glucose derivative of a phenothiazine dye
Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 6977 – 6980.

Cecconi, B.; Manfredi, N.; Ruffo, R.; Montini, T.; Romero-Ocaña, I.; Fornasiero, P.; Abbotto, A.
Tuning thiophene-based phenothiazines for stable photocatalytic H2 production
ChemSusChem 2015, 8, 4216-4228.

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