Hydrogen fuel from water!
“Scientists have synthesized a compound that absorbs near-infrared light to produce hydrogen from water. The compound contains three ruthenium atoms connected by an organic molecule.
“The absorbed light stimulates electrons to ‘jump’ into orbitals that do not exist in other, similar compounds.
“This is the first successful use of infrared light to reduce water into hydrogen, which can be used for energy conversion and storage, and other industrial purposes in a future sustainable energy society.”
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Yutaro Tsuji, Keiya Yamamoto, Kosei Yamauchi, Ken Sakai. Near-Infrared Light-Driven Hydrogen Evolution from Water Using a Polypyridyl Triruthenium Photosensitizer. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2017; DOI: 10.1002/anie.201708996
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