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Keywords:

  • cluster compounds;
  • mesoporous materials;
  • photochemistry;
  • silver;
  • surface plasmon resonance
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Pug-walls: The confinement effect of ordered mesoporous TiO2 results in the formation of highly dispersed Ag clusters with strong interactions between the clusters and the pore walls. The mesoporous Ag/TiO2 composite exhibits excellent photocatalytic activity under UV/Vis light, owing to the Schottky barrier favoring the separation of photogenerated electron/hole pairs and to surface plasmon resonance, thus improving photocatalytic performance.