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An ambipolar azaacene as a stable photocathode for metal-free light-driven water reduction

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Abstract

Present photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells for water splitting are based on inorganic electrodes. For future large-scale applications, electrodes that are metal-free, of low cost, and with sustainable availability are crucial. Herein, we report a new ambipolar larger azaacene (DQNDN) as a single-active-element-based photocathode in PEC cells with a current density of 0.13 mA cm−2 at −0.13 V versus RHE.

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The article was received on 04 Jul 2016, accepted on 15 Aug 2016, published on 23 Aug 2016 and first published online on 23 Aug 2016


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00113K
Citation: Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 495-498
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    An ambipolar azaacene as a stable photocathode for metal-free light-driven water reduction

    P. Gu, Z. Wang, F. Xiao, Z. Lin, R. Song, Q. Xu, J. Lu, B. Liu and Q. Zhang, Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 495
    DOI: 10.1039/C6QM00113K

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