Hydrogen Production: Production of H2 by Ethanol Photoreforming on Au/TiO2 (Adv. Funct. Mater. 2/2014)

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  • Alberto V. Puga,

    1. Instituto Universitario de, Tecnología Química CSIC-UPV, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
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  • Amparo Forneli,

    1. Instituto Universitario de, Tecnología Química CSIC-UPV, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
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  • Hermenegildo García,

    1. Instituto Universitario de, Tecnología Química CSIC-UPV, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
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  • Avelino Corma

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    1. Instituto Universitario de, Tecnología Química CSIC-UPV, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    • Instituto Universitario de, Tecnología Química CSIC-UPV, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, av. de los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia Spain

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Abstract

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Materials based on gold nanoparticles supported on TiO2 are extremely efficient photocatalysts for the production of H2 from ethanol. On page 241, A. Corma and co-workers achieve high production rates and selectivities (>99.3%) under simulated solar light. By using this technology, a photocatalytic process yielding a gaseous stream composed of almost pure H2 with the sun as the only energy source can be envisaged.

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