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Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C(3)N(4))-Pt-TiO(2) nanocomposite as an efficient photocatalyst for hydrogen production under visible light irradiation.
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PMID:  23138223     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Porous graphitic carbon nitride (g-C(3)N(4)) was prepared by a simple pyrolysis of urea, and then a g-C(3)N(4)-Pt-TiO(2) nanocomposite was fabricated via a facile chemical adsorption followed by a calcination process. The obtained products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, UV-vis diffuse reflectance absorption spectra, and electron microscopy. It is found that the visible-light-induced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution rate can be remarkably enhanced by coupling TiO(2) with the above g-C(3)N(4), and the g-C(3)N(4)-Pt-TiO(2) composite with a mass ratio of 70 : 30 has the maximum photoactivity and excellent photostability for hydrogen production under visible-light irradiation, and the stable photocurrent of g-C(3)N(4)-TiO(2) is about 1.5 times higher than that of the bare g-C(3)N(4). The above experimental results show that the photogenerated electrons of g-C(3)N(4) can directionally migrate to Pt-TiO(2) due to the close interfacial connections and the synergistic effect existing between Pt-TiO(2) and g-C(3)N(4) where photogenerated electrons and holes are efficiently separated in space, which is beneficial for retarding the charge recombination and improving the photoactivity.
Authors:
Bo Chai; Tianyou Peng; Jing Mao; Kan Li; Ling Zan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1463-9084     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888160     Medline TA:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
College of Chemistry and Molecular Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China. typeng@whu.edu.cn zanling1123@163.com.
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