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Achieving photocatalytic hydrogen production from alkaline solution upon a designed mesoporous TiO2–Ni hybrid employing commonly used paper as a sacrificial electron donor

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Abstract

Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution from water splitting, using paper as an electron donor, was achieved upon the use of a hybrid photocatalyst of mesoporous TiO2 decorated with Ni nanoparticles. Through the involvement of a Ni cocatalyst, the separation and migration of photo-generated electrons in TiO2–Ni hybrids were significantly enhanced. The soluble paper in alkaline solution played the role of a sacrificial electron donor by reacting with hydroxyl radicals generated from hole oxidation with OH. These findings provide an inexpensive route to drive aqueous proton reduction to hydrogen through waste biomass oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Achieving photocatalytic hydrogen production from alkaline solution upon a designed mesoporous TiO2–Ni hybrid employing commonly used paper as a sacrificial electron donor

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The article was received on 30 Jun 2018, accepted on 20 Aug 2018 and first published on 21 Aug 2018


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8QI00621K
Citation: Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 2709-2717
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    Achieving photocatalytic hydrogen production from alkaline solution upon a designed mesoporous TiO2–Ni hybrid employing commonly used paper as a sacrificial electron donor

    Y. Wei, J. Xiong, W. Li, R. H. Kollarigowda and G. Cheng, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018, 5, 2709
    DOI: 10.1039/C8QI00621K

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