Surface Functionalization of g-C 3 N 4 : Molecular-Level Design of Noble-Metal-Free Hydrogen Evolution Photocatalysts

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/575653
Title:
Surface Functionalization of g-C 3 N 4 : Molecular-Level Design of Noble-Metal-Free Hydrogen Evolution Photocatalysts
Authors:
Chen, Yin; Lin, Bin; Yu, Weili; Yang, Yong; Bashir, Shahid M.; Wang, Hong; Takanabe, Kazuhiro ( 0000-0001-5374-9451 ) ; Idriss, Hicham; Basset, Jean-Marie ( 0000-0003-3166-8882 )
Abstract:
A stable noble-metal-free hydrogen evolution photocatalyst based on graphite carbon nitride (g-C3N4) was developed by a molecular-level design strategy. Surface functionalization was successfully conducted to introduce a single nickel active site onto the surface of the semiconducting g-C3N4. This catalyst family (with less than 0.1 wt% of Ni) has been found to produce hydrogen with a rate near to the value obtained by using 3 wt% platinum as co-catalyst. This new catalyst also exhibits very good stability under hydrogen evolution conditions, without any evidence of deactivation after 24h. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC); SABIC - Corporate Research and Innovation Center (CRI) at KAUST; Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC); Materials Science and Engineering Program; Chemical Science Program; Catalysis for Energy Conversion (CatEC)
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Chemistry - A European Journal
Issue Date:
12-Jun-2015
DOI:
10.1002/chem.201501742
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0947-6539
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical Science Program; Materials Science and Engineering Program; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC); Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

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dc.contributor.authorChen, Yinen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Binen
dc.contributor.authorYu, Weilien
dc.contributor.authorYang, Yongen
dc.contributor.authorBashir, Shahid M.en
dc.contributor.authorWang, Hongen
dc.contributor.authorTakanabe, Kazuhiroen
dc.contributor.authorIdriss, Hichamen
dc.contributor.authorBasset, Jean-Marieen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T08:35:06Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-24T08:35:06Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06-12en
dc.identifier.issn0947-6539en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/chem.201501742en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575653en
dc.description.abstractA stable noble-metal-free hydrogen evolution photocatalyst based on graphite carbon nitride (g-C3N4) was developed by a molecular-level design strategy. Surface functionalization was successfully conducted to introduce a single nickel active site onto the surface of the semiconducting g-C3N4. This catalyst family (with less than 0.1 wt% of Ni) has been found to produce hydrogen with a rate near to the value obtained by using 3 wt% platinum as co-catalyst. This new catalyst also exhibits very good stability under hydrogen evolution conditions, without any evidence of deactivation after 24h. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectcatalyst designen
dc.subjectgraphite carbon nitrideen
dc.subjecthydrogen evolutionen
dc.subjectnoble-metal freeen
dc.subjectsurface functionalizationen
dc.titleSurface Functionalization of g-C 3 N 4 : Molecular-Level Design of Noble-Metal-Free Hydrogen Evolution Photocatalystsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)en
dc.contributor.departmentSABIC - Corporate Research and Innovation Center (CRI) at KAUSTen
dc.contributor.departmentSolar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)en
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentCatalysis for Energy Conversion (CatEC)en
dc.identifier.journalChemistry - A European Journalen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, 310018, (P. R. China)en
kaust.authorChen, Yinen
kaust.authorYu, Weilien
kaust.authorTakanabe, Kazuhiroen
kaust.authorBasset, Jean-Marieen
kaust.authorLin, Binen
kaust.authorWang, Hongen
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