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pH dependent photocatalytic hydrogen evolution by self-assembled perylene bisimides

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Abstract

There is growing interest in the design of supramolecular structures that are photocatalytically active. Perylene bisimides can be self-assembled to produce structures for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution. Herein we explore the role of pH in controlling self-assembly and photocatalysis. It is shown that self-assembly, which occurs as the pH of the system is decreased, is required for hydrogen evolution to occur.

Graphical abstract: pH dependent photocatalytic hydrogen evolution by self-assembled perylene bisimides

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The article was received on 28 Feb 2017, accepted on 27 Mar 2017 and first published on 29 Mar 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA01845B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 7555-7563
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    pH dependent photocatalytic hydrogen evolution by self-assembled perylene bisimides

    M. C. Nolan, J. J. Walsh, L. L. E. Mears, E. R. Draper, M. Wallace, M. Barrow, B. Dietrich, S. M. King, A. J. Cowan and D. J. Adams, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 7555
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA01845B

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