Synthesis and chemical properties of dye-doped mesoporous transition metal oxides

I. Honma, H. S. Zhou, S. C. Moon

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Self-assembled functional dye molecules in mesoporous transition metal oxides have been synthesized directly by Pc (phthalocyanine) molecules doped within hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (C16TMA) micelles assembled with oxide frameworks such as Vanadia (VOX), FeOX, MoO3 and WO3 to produce Pc-doped mesostructured materials. The Pc molecules were heavily doped inside the mesoporous channels and dye's optical absorption were measured. Pc molecules in contact with mesoporous transition metal oxides interfaces are optically excited and provide reductive electrons to water molecules to decompose into hydrogen by visible light exposures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Fall Meeting - The Symposium 'Advanced Catalytic Materials-1998' - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1998 Nov 301998 Dec 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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