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Three-dimensional photocatalysts with a network structure

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Three-dimensional (3D) photocatalysts with a network structure are presently attracting enormous research interests due to their excellent properties, such as a high specific surface area, high adsorptive capacity, high structure stability, low gas resistance and a large number of exposed active sites, which suggest it could act as a promising candidate for solar energy conversion or environmental pollution elimination. This review first introduces the limiting factors for the photocatalytic efficiency of such photocatalysts and the corresponding solutions. Then, the superiorities of 3D network photocatalysts are highlighted. Importantly, we summarize the most common 3D photocatalysts and their synthetic strategies. Furthermore, the most important applications, including solar energy storage and conversion and photocatalytic pollutant degradation, are also discussed. Finally, this review presents some perspectives concerning the challenges and new directions of 3D photocatalysts with a network structure.

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The article was received on 12 Jan 2017, accepted on 13 Feb 2017 and first published on 15 Feb 2017

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA00398F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 5661-5679
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    Three-dimensional photocatalysts with a network structure

    W. Jiang, Y. Zhu, G. Zhu, Z. Zhang, X. Chen and W. Yao, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 5661
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA00398F

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