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Ultrathin Ni(II)-based coordination polymer nanosheets as a co-catalyst for promoting photocatalytic H2-production

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Abstract

Ni(II) coordination polymer nanosheets (Ni-CPNS) were prepared via a top-down liquid ultrasonication exfoliation method. For the first time, Ni-CPNS was used as a co-catalyst (Ni-CPNS@CdS) via a mechanical grinding strategy. The optimized Ni-CPNS@CdS catalyst reached a super high visible-light photocatalytic hydrogen production activity of 10 210 μmol h−1 g−1, exceeding that of bare CdS nanoparticles by 1480%. Our work can open new avenues towards the design of stable and cheap CPNS co-catalysts to replace expensive and rare noble metals for photocatalysis processes.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin Ni(ii)-based coordination polymer nanosheets as a co-catalyst for promoting photocatalytic H2-production

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The article was received on 06 Apr 2019, accepted on 07 May 2019 and first published on 08 May 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC02680K
Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article

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    Ultrathin Ni(II)-based coordination polymer nanosheets as a co-catalyst for promoting photocatalytic H2-production

    Z. Jiang, X. Chen, J. Lu, Y. Li, T. Wen and L. Zhang, Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9CC02680K

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