About the book
The combination of visible light-collecting nanomaterials and fuel fabricating photocatalysts is a fascinating way to advance nanomaterials with the ability to produce solar fuels. Natural photosynthetic networks have achieved this combination by observation of the spatial overlap between two (or more) different fluorescent labels (colocalization) and visible light-collecting assemble of π-conjugated chromophores with photocatalytic reaction centers. Whereas natural photo networks can be joined through proton-reduction photocatalysts with high performance to change visible light straightly into H2, synthetic nanomaterials are possibly better at aiming for renewable energy systems. The facility of π-conjugated small molecules to involve in π−π stacking has been used in solid-state supramolecular organic photovoltaic and photoconductors type devices to accumulate photoinduced electrodes through charge carriers. Supramolecular gels could enable the visible light irradiation of water splitting reaction in an aqueous environment to foster chromophore photocatalytic communication. A host of supramolecular, π−π assembled nanomaterials, with several investigations, is reported with various molecular arrangements, changing visible light collecting in supramolecular nanomaterials.