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Title: Amine-Functionalized ZnO Nanosheets for Efficient CO2 Capture and Photoreduction
Authors: Liao, Yusen
Hu, Zhaoning
Gu, Quan
Xue, Can
Keywords: CO2 reduction
Solar fuels
Zinc oxide
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Liao, Y., Hu, Z., Gu, Q., & Xue, C. (2015). Amine-Functionalized ZnO Nanosheets for Efficient CO2 Capture and Photoreduction. Molecules, 20(10), 18847-18855.
Series/Report no.: Molecules
Abstract: Amine-functionalized ZnO nanosheets were prepared through a one-step hydrothermal method by using monoethanolamine, which has a hydroxyl group, for covalent attachment on ZnO and a primary amine group to supply the amine-functionalization. We demonstrate that the terminal amine groups on ZnO surfaces substantially increase the capability of CO2 capture via chemisorption, resulting in effective CO2 activation. As a result, the photogenerated electrons from excited ZnO can more readily reduce the surface-activated CO2, which thereby enhances the activity for photocatalytic CO2 reduction.
ISSN: 1420-3049
DOI: 10.3390/molecules201018847
Schools: School of Materials Science & Engineering 
Rights: © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (
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