Photoactive graphene fabricated by chemical functionalization of pristine graphene with different light-harvesting molecules has become one of the most exciting topics of graphene research in the last few years, which remarkably sustains and expands the graphene boom due to its great potentials in various applications. This chapter presents some important issues of photoactive graphene, covering material synthesis, electron/energy- transfer interaction, organic photovoltaic and photocatalystic applications. Of particular interest is the utilization of graphene as a two- dimensional platform to anchor organic conjugated aromatic molecules and their applications in photo-energy conversion and photocatalysis. Challenges currently faced by researchers and future perspectives in this field are also discussed.
Part of the book: Graphene