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Photoredox catalysis over graphene aerogel-supported composite


Three-dimensional (3D) graphene aerogels, by virtue of their unique physicochemical properties, which result from the intrinsic properties of graphene and 3D porous structure characteristic, have attracted ever-increasing research interests in the field of photocatalysis for the sake of efficient utilization of solar energy. Herein, we intend to afford a concise review on the recent progress regarding the synthetic method of graphene aerogels and the promising applications of graphene aerogels-based photocatalysts in pollutants elimination, water splitting, CO2 reduction, organic synthesis and atmospheric ammonia synthesis. In particular, the superiorities of 3D graphene aerogel-based photocatalysts for various solar-driven photoredox applications have been demonstrated. Furthermore, in addition to discussing opportunities offered by graphene aerogel-supported photocatalysts, we will also describe the existing challenges and future direction of graphene aerogel-based photocatalysts in this burgeoning research area. It is hoped that this review could spur multidisciplinary research interest for advancing the rational utilization of 3D graphene aerogel to synthesize more efficient photocatalysts for practical applications.

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The article was accepted on 08 Feb 2018 and first published on 08 Feb 2018

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA00728D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Photoredox catalysis over graphene aerogel-supported composite

    K. Lu, X. Xin, N. Zhang, Z. Tang and Y. Xu, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8TA00728D

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