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Enhanced photocatalytic H2 production of cadmium-free rGO-mediated ZnS/CuS heterojunction derived from a MOF

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A visible light-driven cadmium-free ZnS/rGO/CuS porous photocatalyst heterojunction was synthesized by simple hydrothermal and cation exchange methods using a zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) as the template and Zn precursor. Due to the ZIF-8 templated high porous microstructure and/or the high carrier conductivity of the graphene (rGO), ZnS/CuS and ZnS/rGO/CuS heterojunctions exhibited a photocatalytic H2-production activity 9 and 13 times larger than that of the counterpoint heterojunction derived from the inorganic precursors under visible light irradiation, respectively. This work will provide an insight into the design and synthesis of ternary composite photocatalyts with high porosity and efficient charge separation and transfer.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced photocatalytic H2 production of cadmium-free rGO-mediated ZnS/CuS heterojunction derived from a MOF

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The article was received on 27 Jul 2018, accepted on 23 Aug 2018 and first published on 24 Aug 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01247D
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018,20, 5490-5495
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    Enhanced photocatalytic H2 production of cadmium-free rGO-mediated ZnS/CuS heterojunction derived from a MOF

    M. Xu, J. Cui, J. Zhao, F. Liu and K. Li, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 5490
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01247D

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