Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

A Photocatalyst/Biocatalyst Integrated Solar Chemical Factory System for Solar Fuel/Solar Chemical Production

Prof. Jin-Ook Baeg
Artificial Photosynthesis 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.

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  2. S. Choudhury, S.; Baeg, J. O.; Park, N. J.; Yadav, R. K. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 11624.
  3. S. Choudhury, S.; Baeg, J. O.; Park, N. J.; Yadav, R. K. Green Chem., 2014, 16, 4389
  4. Yadav, R. K.; Park, N. J.; Kumar, A.; Kong, K.; Baeg, J. O. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 16728.

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