Jump to main content
Jump to site search
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Close the message box

Scheduled maintenance upgrade on Thursday 4th of May 2017 from 8.00am to 9.00am (BST).

During this time our websites will be offline temporarily. If you have any questions please use the feedback button on this page. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience.



Recent advances of metal-metal oxide nanocomposites and their tailored nanostructures in numerous catalytic applications

Abstract

The skilful synthesis of nanohybrids composed of noble metals (Au, Ag, Pt and Pd, as well as AuAg alloy) and metal oxides (ZnO, TiO2, Cu2O, MnO2, Fe2O3, WO3 and CeO2) have received considerable attention for applications in photocatalysis, solar cells, drug delivery, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and many other important areas. The overall architecture of nanocomposites is one of the most important factors dictating the physical properties of nanohybrids. Noble metals can be coupled to metal oxides and metal chalcogenides to yield diversified nanostructures,including noble metal decorated-metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs), nanoarrays, noblemetal/metal oxide core/shell, noble metal/metal oxide yolk/shell and Janus noble metal–metal oxide nanostructures. In this review,we focus on the significant application based advances in neat and tailored nanostructures of noble metal–metal oxide nanohybrids and touched upon chalcogenide also.The improvement in performance in the representative energy conversion,electrochemical water splitting, photocatalytic hydrogen generation, photocatalytic CO2 reduction, photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants and dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) applications are discussed. Finally, we conclude with a perspective on the future direction and prospects of these controllable nanohybrid materials.

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Publication details

The article was received on 09 Mar 2017, accepted on 18 Apr 2017 and first published on 18 Apr 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA02116J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
  •   Request permissions

    Recent advances of metal-metal oxide nanocomposites and their tailored nanostructures in numerous catalytic applications

    C. Ray and T. Pal, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7TA02116J

Search articles by author