Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 2, 2018
Previous Article Next Article

A microwave-assisted thermolysis route to single-step preparation of MoS2/CdS composite photocatalysts for active hydrogen generation

Author affiliations

Abstract

Noble-metal free co-catalysts show great potential for boosting the photocatalytic hydrogen generation activity of a photocatalyst. However, the growth of these co-catalysts is always time and energy intensive due to the multiple operations. Herein we report on facile and rapid growth of a MoS2 co-catalyst on CdS for active hydrogen generation via single-step microwave-assisted thermolysis of a Mo/Cd-thiourea complex. The MoS2/CdS hybrids by optimizing the microwave reaction time show active H2 generation upon visible light exposure. The highest H2 generation rate achieved was 11.4 mmol h−1 g−1 from the hybrid with 3 wt% MoS2 content, which is 2 times higher than that of 0.5 wt% Pt loaded CdS. The present microwave-assisted thermolysis is simple, easy to operate, and time and energy efficient, thereby providing a robust route for the preparation of metal sulfide-based photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: A microwave-assisted thermolysis route to single-step preparation of MoS2/CdS composite photocatalysts for active hydrogen generation

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information


Submitted
29 Sep 2017
Accepted
19 Nov 2017
First published
20 Nov 2017

Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018,2, 430-435
Article type
Paper

A microwave-assisted thermolysis route to single-step preparation of MoS2/CdS composite photocatalysts for active hydrogen generation

L. Jiang, L. Wang, G. Xu, L. Gu and Y. Yuan, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 430
DOI: 10.1039/C7SE00475C

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements