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Title: Double-shelled hollow rods assembled from nitrogen/sulfur-codoped carbon coated indium oxide nanoparticles as excellent photocatalysts
Authors: Sun, Liming
Li, Rong
Zhan, Wenwen
Yuan, Yusheng
Wang, Xiaojun
Han, Xiguang
Zhao, Yanli
Keywords: Science::Chemistry
Metal–organic Frameworks
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Sun, L., Li, R., Zhan, W., Yuan, Y., Wang, X., Han, X., & Zhao, Y. (2019). Double-shelled hollow rods assembled from nitrogen/sulfur-codoped carbon coated indium oxide nanoparticles as excellent photocatalysts. Nature Communications, 10(1), 2270-. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-10302-0
Series/Report no.: Nature Communications
Abstract: Excellent catalytic activity, high stability and easy recovery are three key elements for fabricating efficient photocatalysts, while developing a simple method to fabricate such photocatalysts with these three features at the same time is highly challenging. In this study, we successfully synthesized double-shelled hollow rods (DHR) assembled by nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S)-codoped carbon coated indium(III) oxide (In2O3) ultra-small nanoparticles (N,S-C/In2O3 DHR). N,S-C/In2O3 DHR exhibits remarkable photocatalytic activity, high stability and easy recovery for oxidative hydroxylation reaction of arylboronic acid substrates. The catalyst recovery and surface area were well balanced through improved light harvesting, contributed by concurrently enhancing the reflection on the outer porous shell and the diffraction in the inside double-shelled hollow structure, and increased separation rate of photogenerated carriers. Photocatalytic mechanism was investigated to identify the main reactive species in the catalytic reactions. The electron separation and transfer pathway via N,S-codoped graphite/In2O3 interface was revealed by theoretical calculations.
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10302-0
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