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An experimental and theoretical study of an efficient polymer nano-photocatalyst for hydrogen evolution

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In this work, we report a highly efficient organic polymer nano-photocatalyst for light driven proton reduction. The system renders an initial rate of hydrogen evolution up to 50 ± 0.5 mmol g−1 h−1, which is the fastest rate among all other reported organic photocatalysts. We also experimentally and theoretically prove that the nitrogen centre of the benzothiadiazole unit plays a crucial role in the photocatalysis and that the Pdots structure holds a close to ideal geometry to enhance the photocatalysis.

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The article was received on 16 Mar 2017, accepted on 17 May 2017 and first published on 17 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7EE00751E
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2017,10, 1372-1376
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    An experimental and theoretical study of an efficient polymer nano-photocatalyst for hydrogen evolution

    P. B. Pati, G. Damas, L. Tian, D. L. A. Fernandes, L. Zhang, I. B. Pehlivan, T. Edvinsson, C. M. Araujo and H. Tian, Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1372
    DOI: 10.1039/C7EE00751E

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