These authors contributed equally to this work.
Structural and Electronic Study of an Amorphous MoS3 Hydrogen-Generation Catalyst on a Quantum-Controlled Photosensitizer†
Article first published online: 28 SEP 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 43, pages 10203–10207, October 17, 2011
How to Cite
Tang, M. L., Grauer, D. C., Lassalle-Kaiser, B., Yachandra, V. K., Amirav, L., Long, J. R., Yano, J. and Alivisatos, A. P. (2011), Structural and Electronic Study of an Amorphous MoS3 Hydrogen-Generation Catalyst on a Quantum-Controlled Photosensitizer. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 10203–10207. doi: 10.1002/anie.201104412
We thank Chris Chang for use of his microwave. The photocatalysis experiments were supported by the Helios Solar Energy Research Center, while nanocrystal work was supported by the Physical Chemistry of Semiconductor Nanocrystals Program, KC3105. TEM studies were performed at the National Center for Electron Microscopy at LBNL. The above centers and programs were supported by the Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (OBES) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. Synchrotron facilities were provided by the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL) operated by DOE OBES.
- Issue published online: 11 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 28 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 11 AUG 2011
- Manuscript Received: 25 JUN 2011
- Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (OBES) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
- X-ray absorption spectroscopy
Light–water reactor: An amorphous molybdenum sulfide species structurally similar to reduced MoS3 is shown to be photocatalytically active for hydrogen generation from H2O with visible light (see picture; TEOA=triethanolamine). Thermally deposited in one step, MoS3 is photosensitized by quantum-controlled semiconductor nanocrystals that serve as model systems for the photophysics of solar fuel generation.