Catechol-TiO2 hybrids for photocatalytic H2 production and photocathode assembly

Katherine L. Orchard, Daisuke Hojo, Katarzyna P. Sokol, Meng Ju Chan, Naoki Asao, Tadafumi Adschiri, Erwin Reisner

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Abstract

Visible-light driven H2 evolution in water is achieved using catechol-photosensitised TiO2 nanoparticles with a molecular nickel catalyst. Layer-by-layer immobilisation of catechol-TiO2 onto tin-doped indium oxide electrodes generates photocathodic currents in the presence of an electron acceptor. This approach represents a new strategy for controlling photocurrent direction in dye-sensitised photoelectrochemical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12638-12641
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume53
Issue number94
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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