(1)Improvement of photocatalysts for CO2 reduction

Development of CO2 reduction photocatalysts driven by light energy is very important to solve the global warming and energy crisis. We have improved such catalysts and suceeded in the synthesis of the most effective homogeneous photocatalyst (Fig. 1). Now, we are trying to reveal the whole reaction mechanisms of the CO2 reduction, and to combine the reduction with water oxidation in the same system.

Fig. 1 The most effective photocatalyst for CO2 reduction.