This book presents a critical perspective of the applications of organometallic compounds (including those with metal or metalloid elements) and other related metal complexes as versatile functional materials in the transformation of light into electricity (solar energy conversion) and electricity into light (light generation in light emitting diode), in the reduction of carbon dioxide to useful chemicals, as well as in the safe and efficient production and utilization of hydrogen, which serves as an energy storage medium (i.e. energy carrier).
This book focuses on recent research developments in these emerging areas, with an emphasis on fundamental concepts and current applications of functional organometallic complexes and related metal-based molecules for energy research. With contributions from front-line researchers in the field from academia and industry, this timely book provides a valuable contribution to the scientific community in the field of energy science related to metal-based molecular materials.
Wai-Yeung Wong, PhD, is Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, P. R. China.
About the Author
Wai-Yeung Wong is currently Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry at Hong Kong Baptist University. He received his B.Sc. (1992) and Ph.D. (1995) degrees from the University of Hong Kong. After postdoctoral training with Prof. F. Albert Cotton at Texas A&M University in 1996 and Profs. The Lord Lewis (FRS) and Paul R. Raithby at the University of Cambridge in 1997, he joined Hong Kong Baptist University as an Assistant Professor in 1998, rising through the academic ranks to Chair Professor in 2011 at the age of 40. His research interests lie in the areas of metallopolymers and metallo-organic molecules with energy functions and photofunctional properties. His research activities are documented in more than 440 scientific articles, 2 edited books, 16 book chapters and 2 US patents. Professor Wong was recently named in the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2014 in the Materials Science category published by Thomson Reuters. He becomes the first Chinese scientist to be presented with the Chemistry of the Transition Metals Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2010. He has also won the FACS Distinguished Young Chemist Award from the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies in 2011, Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation in 2012 and State Natural Science Award (Second-class) of China in 2013. Recently, he was awarded the Japanese Photochemistry Association Lectureship Award for Asian and Oceanian Photochemist (Eikohsha Award) in 2014. Professor Wong is currently the Regional Editor of Journal of Organometallic Chemistry and Associate Editor of Journal of Materials Chemistry C. At present, he is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Chemical Society and Secretary of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Hong Kong Section).
Table of ContentsOrganometallic versus organic molecules for energy conversion in organic LEDs and solar cells.- The interplay between theoretical methods and experiment in the design of organometallics for energy conversion.- First row transition metal complexes for the conversion of light into electricity and electricity into light.- Excited states energy flows and electron transfers in trans-bis(ethynyl)platinum(II)-containing polymers.- Metal porphyrinates for energy conversion.- Ruthenium(II) based sensitizers for DSC application.- Physical chemical approaches towards optimizing Gratzel-type dye-sensitized solar cells.- All-polymer solar cells.- New low-bandgap metal-containing polymers/oligomers for solar cell applications.- Transition-metal complexes for triplet-triplet annihilation-based energy upconversion.- Visible light-harvesting transition metal complexes for triplet-triplet annihilation upconversion.- Triarylboron functionalized metal complexes for OLEDs.- Organometallics for lighting or OLEDs.- WOLEDs using metal phosphors.- Organometallic catalysis in artificial photosynthesis.- Solar fuel via molecular water splitting catalysis.- Electrochemical oxidation of water catalyzed by metal complexes.- Hydrogen activation in water by organometallic complexes.- MOFs as platforms for hydrogen generation from chemical hydrides.- Organometallics for hydrogen storage applications.