Nanolayered manganese oxide/C60 composite: a good water-oxidizing catalyst for artificial photosynthetic systems†
For the first time, we considered Mn oxide/C60 composites as water-oxidizing catalysts. The composites were synthesized by easy and simple procedures, and characterized by some methods. The water-oxidizing activities of these composites were also measured in the presence of cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate. We found that the nanolayered Mn oxide/C60 composites show promising activity toward water oxidation.