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
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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