Inside Back Cover: Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Porous Ag2S–Ag Hybrid Nanotubes with High Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46/2012)



original image

Semiconductor–metal heterostructure nanotubes have been rationally synthesized through rapid microwave-assisted sulfidation of Ag2CO3 nanorods, as described by X. W. Lou et al. in their Communication on page 11501 ff. The relative amounts of Ag2S and Ag in the resulting hybrid structure can be easily tuned. The optimized Ag2S–Ag hybrid structure manifests superior photocatalytic activity for both degredation of methyl orange and reduction of aqueous CrVI under visible-light irradiation.