Supramolecular Complexes as Photocatalysts for the Production of Hydrogen from Water

Description:

This innovative system efficiently uses solar energy from light to effectively produce hydrogen from water. The present invention describes a supramolecular complex comprising a light absorbing metal center capable of capturing light energy and transferring it to chemical energy. This supramolecular complex is a photochemical molecular device. The unique design allows for the modification and optimization of function – allowable by the adjustment of device components for modulated light absorbing abilities. Further, this invention is capable of catalyzing chemical reactions with high efficiency and stability.

Patent Information:
Title App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date
Supramolecular Complexes as Photocatalysts for the Production of Hydrogen from Water US Utility *United States 11/091,901 7,122,171 3/29/2005 10/17/2006 3/18/2023
Supramolecular Complexes as Photocatalysts for the Production of Hydrogen from Water US Divisional *United States 11/466,536 7,582,584 8/23/2006 9/1/2009 4/28/2027
For Information, Contact:
Grant Brewer
Senior Licensing Associate
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
(540) 443-9218
gbrewer@vtip.org
Inventors:
Karen Brewer
Mark Elvington
Keywords:
Energy/Power
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