Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
A Photocatalyst/Biocatalyst Integrated Solar
Chemical Factory System for Solar Fuel/Solar
Prof. Jin-Ook Baeg
Research Group, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology Jang-Dong, Yuseong, Daejeon, South Korea
Date: July 17th 2017 (Monday)
Time: 3 PM
Venue: Committee Room, Chemistry Department, 6th Floor
The natural photosynthetic process has fascinated chemists for long due
to its high specificity in solar energy conversion to sugar. However, given
the structural and functional complexity, it is a challenge to mimic this
natural process. Nonetheless, efforts to develop efficient have been going on since 1970s. In
recent years, these efforts have intensified due to increasing emphasis on
the development of carbon-free or carbon-neutral systems/technologies for
production of solar fuel/chemicals. In this regard we
developed the photocatalyst/enzyme integrated solar chemical factory
platform system that exemplified solar energy in synthesis of solar fuel & solar chemicals by generating
NAD(P)H in non-enzymatic light-driven process
and coupling it to the enzymatic dark reaction catalysis for the tailor-maid solar chemical
synthesis via photobiocatalysis. The
present work successfully demonstrates a new and potentially promising solar
chemical factory platform system with the ultimate goal of utilization of
solar energy in fuel & fine chemical synthesis.
- Yadav, R. K.; Baeg, J. O.; Oh, G. H.; Park, N. J.; Kong, K.; Kim, J.; Hwang, D. W.; Biswas, S. K. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 11455.
- S. Choudhury, S.; Baeg, J. O.; Park, N. J.; Yadav, R. K. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 11624.
- S. Choudhury, S.; Baeg, J. O.; Park, N. J.; Yadav, R. K. Green Chem., 2014, 16, 4389
- Yadav, R. K.; Park, N. J.; Kumar, A.; Kong, K.; Baeg, J. O. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 16728.
All are cordially invited to attend.