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Title: Building oxime-Ni2+ complex on polymeric carbon nitride : molecular-level design of highly efficient hydrogen generation photocatalysts
Authors: Zhen, Wenlong
Yuan, Xu
Ning, Xiaofeng
Gong, Xuezhong
Xue, Can
Keywords: Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Zhen, W., Yuan, X., Ning, X., Gong, X., & Xue, C. (2020). Building oxime-Ni2+ complex on polymeric carbon nitride : molecular-level design of highly efficient hydrogen generation photocatalysts. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12(1), 868-876. doi:10.1021/acsami.9b18856
Journal: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 
Abstract: We report an effective strategy to in situ construct the oxime-Ni2+ complex unit on polymeric carbon nitride (PCN) as a molecular catalyst for the highly efficient hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). The PCN was functionalized with oxime groups that allowed for immobilizing Ni2+ to form oxime-Ni2+ complex units on the PCN surface with uniform distribution. The electrochemical characterizations reveal that these oxime-Ni2+ units can effectively capture photogenerated electrons from PCN and serve as active catalytic sites for proton reduction. Notably, the oxime-Ni2+ enriched PCN showed even higher activities for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution than the Pt-loaded PCN. This work provides a new way to synthesize low-cost photocatalysts with surface grafting of noble-metal-free molecular HER catalysts for efficient light-driven hydrogen generation.
ISSN: 1944-8244
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b18856
Schools: School of Materials Science & Engineering 
Rights: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
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