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Type: Journal article
Title: Surface-halogenation-induced atomic-site activation and local charge separation for superb CO₂ photoreduction
Other Titles: Surface-halogenation-induced atomic-site activation and local charge separation for superb CO(2) photoreduction
Author: Hao, L.
Kang, L.
Huang, H.
Ye, L.
Han, K.
Yang, S.
Yu, H.
Batmunkh, M.
Zhang, Y.
Ma, T.
Citation: Advanced Materials, 2019; 31(25):e1900546-1-1900546-7
Publisher: Wiley Online Library
Issue Date: 2019
ISSN: 0935-9648
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Lin Hao, Lei Kang, Hongwei Huang, Liqun Ye, Keli Han, Songqiu Yang, Hongjian Yu, Munkhbayar Batmunkh, Yihe Zhang, Tianyi Ma
Abstract: Solar-energy-driven CO2 conversion into value-added chemical fuels holds great potential in renewable energy generation. However, the rapid recombination of charge carriers and deficient reactive sites, as two major obstacles, severely hampers the photocatalytic CO2 reduction activity. Herein, a desirable surface halogenation strategy to address the aforementioned concerns over a Sillén-related layer-structured photocatalyst Bi2 O2 (OH)(NO3 ) (BON) is demonstrated. The surface halogen ions that are anchored on the Bi atoms by replacing surface hydroxyls on the one hand facilitate the local charge separation, and, on the other hand, activate the hydroxyls that profoundly boost the adsorption of CO2 molecules and protons and facilitate the CO2 conversion process, as evidenced by experimental and theoretical results collectively. Among the three series of BON-X (X = Cl, Br, and I) catalysts, BON-Br shows the most substantially enhanced CO production rate (8.12 µmol g-1 h-1 ) without any sacrificial agents or cocatalysts, ≈73 times higher than that of pristine Bi2 O2 (OH)(NO3 ), also exceeding that of the state-of-the-art photocatalysts reported to date. This work presents a surface polarization protocol for engineering charge behavior and reactive sites to promote photocatalysis, which shows great promise to the future design of high-performance materials for clean energy production.
Keywords: CO2 reduction
charge separation
surface halogenation
Rights: © 2019 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201900546
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