Catechol-TiO2 hybrids for photocatalytic H2 production and photocathode assembly

Katherine L. Orchard, Daisuke Hojo, Katarzyna P. Sokol, Meng Ju Chan, Naoki Asao, Tadafumi Adschiri, Erwin Reisner

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Visible-light driven H2 evolution in water is achieved using catechol-photosensitised TiO2 nanoparticles with a molecular nickel catalyst. Layer-by-layer immobilisation of catechol-TiO2 onto tin-doped indium oxide electrodes generates photocathodic currents in the presence of an electron acceptor. This approach represents a new strategy for controlling photocurrent direction in dye-sensitised photoelectrochemical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12638-12641
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number94
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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