Tunable Oxygen Activation for Catalytic Organic Oxidation: Schottky Junction versus Plasmonic Effects (pages 3205–3209)
Ran Long, Keke Mao, Ming Gong, Shan Zhou, Jiahua Hu, Min Zhi, Yang You, Song Bai, Prof. Jun Jiang, Prof. Qun Zhang, Prof. Xiaojun Wu and Prof. Yujie Xiong
Version of Record online: 12 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201309660
All things in moderation: The charge state of the Pd surface is critical to the ability of Pd nanocrystals to promote oxygen activation (see picture). Thus, the catalytic efficiency of Pd nanocrystals in organic oxidation reactions can be tuned by simply varying the intensity of light shed on palladium–semiconductor hybrid structures. Under strong illumination, a plasmonic effect may cause the reverse migration of electrons from Pd to TiO2.