Importance of the structural integrity of a carbon conjugated mediator for photocatalytic hydrogen generation from water over a CdS-carbon nanotube-MoS2 composite

Molly Meng-Jung Li, Poppy Mills, Simon M. Fairclough, Alex Robertson, Yung Kang Peng, Jamie Warner, Chunyang Nie, Emmanuel Flahaut, Shik Chi Edman Edman Tsang

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Abstract

Incorporation of CdS quantum dots is shown to significantly promote photocatalytic hydrogen production from water over single-layer MoS2 in a remote manner via their dispersions on a carbon nanotube as a nanocomposite: the hydrogen evolution rate is found to be critically dependent on the content and structural integrity of the carbon nanotube such that the double-walled carbon nanotube shows superior H2 production to a single-walled carbon nanotube because the inner carbon tubules survive from the structural damage during functionalization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13596-13599
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume52
Issue number93
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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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