Nickel–thiolate complex catalyst assembled in one step in water for solar H2 production
Zhou, Jianrong Steve
Date of Issue2011
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
We report the use of a simple complex assembled from Ni(II) salt and 2-mecaptoethanol in one step in water as the efficient catalyst in a molecular hydrogen system which can be sensitized by a low-cost xanthene dye, Erythrosin B. An excellent quantum efficiency of 24.5% is attained at 460 nm. This simple system is expected to contribute toward the development of economical and environmentally benign solar hydrogen production systems.
Journal of the American chemical society
© 2011 American Chemical Society. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of the American Chemical Society, American Chemical Society. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja208555h].