Inside Cover Picture: Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution from Glycerol and Water over Nickel-Hybrid Cadmium Sulfide Quantum Dots under Visible-Light Irradiation (ChemSusChem 5/2014)

Authors

  • Jiu-Ju Wang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 10-8254-3580
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Zhi-Jun Li,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 10-8254-3580
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Xu-Bing Li,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 10-8254-3580
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  • Xiang-Bing Fan,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 10-8254-3580
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  • Dr. Qing-Yuan Meng,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 10-8254-3580
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  • Shan Yu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 10-8254-3580
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  • Cheng-Bo Li,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 10-8254-3580
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  • Jia-Xin Li,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 10-8254-3580
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  • Prof. Dr. Chen-Ho Tung,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 10-8254-3580
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  • Prof. Dr. Li-Zhu Wu

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 10-8254-3580
    • Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 10-8254-3580

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Abstract

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The inside cover shows a cheap, simple, and efficient artificial photocatalyst, nickel-hybrid CdS quantum dots (Nih-CdS QDs), developed by Wu et al. for conversion of glycerol to H2 under visible light irradiation. The photocatalyst, formed in situ from 3-mercaptopropionic acid-CdS quantum dots and Ni2+ ions, is capable of producing H2 at pH values ranging from 5 to 9, and shows the highest photocatalytic activity known to date for H2 evolution from the relatively inert biomass glycerol, which has a low market price, in aqueous solutions. More details can be found in the Full Paper on page 1468 (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201400028).

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