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A general and rapid approach to crystalline metal sulfide nanoparticle synthesis for photocatalytic H2 generation

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Abstract

Herein, we report a facile and rapid dry route rather than a solution process to prepare crystalline CdS nanoparticles via microwave-assisted thermolysis of a Cd-thiourea complex. CdS prepared by 35 min microwave heating offers a H2 generation rate of 103.2 μmol h−1 that is comparable to the H2 generation rate of commercially available CdS (96.3 μmol h−1). Importantly, the present synthetic strategy can be generalized to prepare other metal sulfides, including ZnS and MoS2, and ZnS–CdS solid solutions.

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The article was received on 26 Aug 2017, accepted on 02 Oct 2017 and first published on 03 Oct 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA07544H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Advance Article
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    A general and rapid approach to crystalline metal sulfide nanoparticle synthesis for photocatalytic H2 generation

    W. Xu, P. Ye, J. Iocozzia, H. Zhang, Y. Yuan and Z. Lin, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7TA07544H

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