Self-regenerated solar-driven photocatalytic water-splitting by urea derived graphitic carbon nitride with platinum nanoparticles

Jinghai Liu, Yuewei Zhang, Luhua Lu, Guan Wu, Wei Chen

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    Abstract

    A natural self-regeneration step for urea derived graphitic carbon nitride with platinum nanoparticles is found by simply opening the system to air in the dark under ambient conditions, following its solar-driven hydrogen production. The produced peroxides deactivate the graphitic carbon nitride. Release of weakly bound peroxides on the polymeric semiconductor surface is a crucial process for regeneration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8826-8828
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemical Communications
    Volume48
    Issue number70
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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