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Nanoporous Single-Crystal-Like CdxZn1−xS Nanosheets Fabricated by the Cation-Exchange Reaction of Inorganic–Organic Hybrid ZnS–Amine with Cadmium Ions


  • This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20901057, 11074185, and 20806059), the Tianjin Natural Science Foundation (No. 10JCYBJC01800), the State Key laboratory of Crystal Material at Shandong University (No. KF0910) and the Innovation Foundation of Tianjin University.


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Swapping ions: Nanoporous CdxZn1−xS nanosheets with single-crystal-like structure, good structural stability, and tunable pore size and composition have been successfully fabricated by the cation-exchange reaction of prepared ZnS–amine hybrid nanosheets with Cd2+ cations (see picture). The porous CdxZn1−xS nanosheets are highly active for photocatalytic H2 evolution from water splitting.