Nanoparticle Design and Characterization for Catalytic Applications in Sustainable Chemistry
Chapter 9: Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Design in Photocatalysis
Published:10 May 2019
B. Cojocaru, C. K. Waters, F. Lin, L. Woodard, R. M. Richards, and V. I. Parvulescu, in Nanoparticle Design and Characterization for Catalytic Applications in Sustainable Chemistry, ed. R. Luque and P. Prinsen, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019, ch. 9, pp. 236-279.
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This chapter focuses on photocatalytic water splitting. First the state-of-the-art techniques in photocatalyst development are presented and challenges in the field are highlighted. Photocatalytic water splitting is covered by a systematic assessment of periodic trends with a focus on d0 and d10 elements. Finally, metal–organic, polymer and carbon structures are evaluated as alternatives and/or additions which may help to limit the use of expensive metals.