Chemistry of Light-Based Technologies (under construction)

Merriam-Webster: Light-Based Technology, Solar Cells (Light to Electricity, cf. SP13) and Photocatalysis (Light to Chemical Energy)
Green Earth Nano Science Inc.: Photocatalyst
Advanced Nano Technology TiPE: TiPE Library

CEN 05-23-2014: Rethinking Photocatalysis By Mitch Jacoby. (PDF)
CEN 11-03-2014: Cleaning Indoor Air: Alternatives To Precious-Metal Catalysts By Mitch Jacoby. (PDF)
CEN 11-10-2014: Dimming The Lights On Photocatalysis By Mitch Jacoby. (PDF, PDF with newtools added)

NYT 11-28-2006: Church on the Edge of Rome Offers a Solution to Smog By Elisabetta Povoledo. (PDF)
NYT 01-23-2008: Resistant Bacteria Meet Reality Television By Tara Parker-Pope. (PDF)
NYT 05-22-2012: To Czech Industry, Everything Is Nano By Jacy Meyer. (PDF)

Review Articles on Photocatalysis
Understanding TiO2 Photocatalysis: Mechanisms and Materials Jenny Schneider, Masaya Matsuoka, Masato Takeuchi, Jinlong Zhang, Yu Horiuchi, Masakazu Anpo, and Detlef W. Bahnemann Chem. Rev. 2014, 114, 9919-9986. (PDF, DOI)
Solar Synthesis: Prospects in Visible Light Photocatalysis Danielle M. Schultz and Tehshik P. Yoon Science 2014, 343, 1239176-1-8. (PDF, DOI)
New Insights into the Mechanism of Visible Light Photocatalysis Swagata Banerjee, Suresh C. Pillai, Polycarpos Falaras, Kevin E. O'Shea, John A. Byrne, and Dionysios D. Dionysiou J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 2543-2554. (PDF, DOI)
Best Practices for Reporting on Heterogeneous Photocatalysis Editorial: Jillian M. Buriak, Editor-in-Chief, Chemistry of Materials, University of Alberta; Prashant V. Kamat, Deputy Editor, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, University of Notre Dame; Kirk S. Schanze, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 11815-11816. (PDF, DOI)
Electronic Structure of Tantalum Oxynitride Perovskite Photocatalysts Snjezana Balaz, Spencer H. Porter, Patrick M. Woodward, and Leonard J. Brillson Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 3337-3343. (PDF, DOI)

Environmental Applications of Photocatalysis
An overview of photocatalysis phenomena applied to NOx abatement Joan Angelo, Luisa Andrade, Luis M. Madeira, Adelio Mendes J. Environm. Management 2013, 129, 522-539. (PDF, DOI)
Environmental Applications of Semiconductor Photocatalysis Michael R. Hoffmann, Scot T. Martin, Wonyong Choi, and Detlef W. Bahnemann Chem. Rev. 1995, 95, 69-96. (PDF)
Demonstrating Online Monitoring of Air Pollutant Photodegradation in a 3D Printed Gas-Phase Photocatalysis Reactor Bozhidar I. Stefanov, Delphine Lebrun, Andreas Mattsson, Claes G. Granqvist, and Lars Oesterlund J. Chem. Educ. 2014, XXX, XXX-XXX. (PDF, DOI)

Photocatalytic Water-to-H2 Conversion
Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production by Direct Sunlight: A Laboratory Experiment. Koca, A.; Sahin, M. J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 1314-1316. (PDF, DOI)
Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution: Sabatier's Principle and the Volcano Plot. Laursen, A, B.; Varela, A. S.; Dionigi, F.; Fanchiu, H.; Miller, C.; Trinhammer, O. L.; Rossmeisl, J.; and Dahl, S. J. Chem. Educ. 2012, 89, 1595-1599. (PDF, DOI)
Enhanced Photoassisted Water Electrolysis Using Vertically Oriented Mixed Oxide Nanotube Arrays. Allam, N. K.; Alamgir, F.; and El-Sayed, M. A. ACS Nano 2010, 4, 5819-5826. (PDF, DOI)
Photocatalytic Water Reduction with Copper-Based Photosensitizers: A Noble-Metal-Free System Luo, S.-P.; Meja, E.; Friedrich, A.; Pazidis, A.; Junge, H.; Surkus, A. E.; Jackstell, R.; Denurra, S.; Gladiali, S.; Lochbrunner, S.; and Beller, M. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 414-423. (PDF, DOI)
Visible Light Water Splitting Using DyeSensitized Oxide Semiconductors Youngblood, W. J.; Lee, S.-H. A.; Maeda, K.; and Mallouck, T. E. Acc. Chem. Res. 2009, 42, 1966-1973. (PDF, DOI)

Photocatalytic Fuel-to-H2 Conversion
Molecular Hydrogen Formation from Photocatalysis of Methanol on Anatase-TiO2(101) Chenbiao Xu, Wenshao Yang, Qing Guo, Dongxu Dai, Maodu Chen, and Xueming Yang J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 602-605. (PDF, DOI)

Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction to CO, HCOOH,..., Fuel
Light Induced Carbon Dioxide Reduction by Water at Binuclear ZrOCo(II) Unit Coupled to Ir Oxide Nanocluster Catalyst Wooyul Kim, Guangbi Yuan, Beth Anne McClure, and Heinz Frei J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 11034-11042. (PDF, DOI)
A Photocatalyst-Enzyme Coupled Artificial Photosynthesis System for Solar Energy in Production of Formic Acid from CO2 Rajesh K. Yadav, Jin-Ook Baeg, Gyu Hwan Oh, No-Joong Park, Ki-jeong Kong, Jinheung Kim, Dong Won Hwang, and Soumya K. Biswas J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 11455-11461. (PDF, DOI)

Photocatalytic Biomass-to-Fuel Conversion
Corn Ethanol Production, Food Exports, and Indirect Land Use Change T. J. Wallington, J. E. Anderson , S. A. Mueller, E. Kolinski Morris, S. L. Winkler, J. M. Ginder, and O. J. Nielsen Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012, 46, 6379-6384. (PDF, DOI)
Releasing Stored Solar Energy within Pond Scum: Biodiesel from Algal Lipids Jillian L. Blatti and Michael D. Burkart J. Chem. Educ. 2012, 89, 239-242. (PDF, DOI)