Highly efficient water splitting over K 3Ta 3B 2O 12 photocatalyst without loading cocatalyst

Toshiyasu Kurihara, Hiroaki Okutomi, Yugo Miseki, Hideki Kato, Akihiko Kudo

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K 3Ta 3B 2O 12 with pillared structure showed a high photocatalytic activity for water splitting into H 2 and O 2 without assistance of cocatalysts. The bandgap of K 3Ta 3B 2O 12 was 4.2eV. K 3Ta 3B 2O 12 showed blue photoluminescence at 77 K by the bandgap excitation as well as other tantalate photocatalysts for water splitting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-275
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 5
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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