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An adaptive geometry regulation strategy for 3D graphene materials: towards advanced hybrid photocatalysts

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Abstract

Three-dimensional graphene (3DG) is promising for constructing monolithic photocatalysts for solar energy conversion. However, the structure-associated light-shielding effect and the intricate porous architecture of 3DG result in intrinsic limitations in light penetration and mass transfer over 3DG supported hybrids, which restricts their photocatalytic efficiency. Here, taking 3DG–organic hybrids as examples, we report a geometry regulation strategy to minimize such structural restrictions, which not only favors the interaction between light and the photoactive component, but also facilitates reactant adsorption over the 3DG–organic hybrids, thereby cooperatively boosting their photoactivity. Such an adaptive geometry regulation strategy is expected to guide the rational utilization of 3DG to construct high-performance hybrids for photoredox catalysis.

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The article was received on 17 Aug 2018, accepted on 23 Sep 2018 and first published on 24 Sep 2018


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC03679A
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2018, Advance Article
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    An adaptive geometry regulation strategy for 3D graphene materials: towards advanced hybrid photocatalysts

    X. Xie, N. Zhang, Z. Tang and Y. Xu, Chem. Sci., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8SC03679A

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