Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation from Pure Water using Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles (pages 183–187)
Dr. Yuliang Zhang, Ting Xia, Petra Wallenmeyer, Cindel X. Harris, Appie A. Peterson, Gerald A. Corsiglia, Prof. James Murowchick and Xiaobo Chen
Article first published online: 4 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ente.201300124
SiC performs the splits: SiC nanoparticles show high activity for water splitting in generating H2 from pure water under simulated sunlight. SiC nanoparticles show activity in both ultraviolet (UV) and visible-light regions, and the addition of methanol in water or loading of Pt nanoparticles on the surface lowers their activity. Thus, SiC nanoparticles may serve as an ideal model photocatalyst for future water splitting studies.