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Metal nanoparticles at mesoporous N-doped carbons and carbon nitrides: functional Mott–Schottky heterojunctions for catalysis

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Abstract

Porous carbons and porous carbon nitrides are well known support materials. Some of these materials are, however, not only a geometric construct for immobilization, enabling mass transport at the same time, but contribute due to their extended electronic structure to a potential catalytic event as such. When appropriate band schemes and electron reactivity are chosen, immobilized metal nanoparticles can exhibit a highly enhanced chemical reactivity. This is due to electronic interaction and electron transfer between the metal and semiconductor, as introduced by Mott and Schottky for planar metal–semiconductor interfaces. A rational choice of mesoporous semiconductor and metal particle allows to create a new generation of catalysts and catalytic schemes with unparalleled performances. This tutorial review highlights the latest development in the synthesis and applications of mesoporous N-doped carbon and carbon nitride supported metal nanoparticles, and concentrates on the catalytic effect of the charge transfer between the metal nanoparticles and semiconductive components.

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The article was received on 19 Feb 2013 and first published on 14 Jun 2013


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60067J
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 6593-6604
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    Metal nanoparticles at mesoporous N-doped carbons and carbon nitrides: functional Mott–Schottky heterojunctions for catalysis

    X. Li and M. Antonietti, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 6593
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60067J

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