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An experimental and theoretical study of an efficient polymer nano-photocatalyst for hydrogen evolution

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In this work, we report a highly efficient organic polymer nano-photocatalyst for light driven proton reduction. The system renders an initial rate of hydrogen evolution up to 50 ± 0.5 mmol g−1 h−1, which is the fastest rate among all other reported organic photocatalysts. We also experimentally and theoretically prove that the nitrogen centre of the benzothiadiazole unit plays a crucial role in the photocatalysis and that the Pdots structure holds a close to ideal geometry to enhance the photocatalysis.

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Submitted
16 Mar 2017
Accepted
17 May 2017
First published
17 May 2017

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Energy Environ. Sci., 2017,10, 1372-1376
Article type
Communication

An experimental and theoretical study of an efficient polymer nano-photocatalyst for hydrogen evolution

P. B. Pati, G. Damas, L. Tian, D. L. A. Fernandes, L. Zhang, I. B. Pehlivan, T. Edvinsson, C. M. Araujo and H. Tian, Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1372
DOI: 10.1039/C7EE00751E

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