Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Production of Hydrogen Peroxide

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Photocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2024 | Viewed by 95

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Institutes of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8603, Japan
Interests: photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical fuel production and environmental purification
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Environmental Research Laboratory, Kindai University, 3-4-1, Kowakae, Higashi-Osaka, Osaka 577-8502, Japan
Interests: organic synthesis; plasmonic; photocatalyst; environmental catalyst

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) may represent a promising clean fuel for one-compartment fuel cells. In addition, it is widely used as a bleaching agent for paper and textiles, a cleaning agent in semiconductor manufacturing, and an oxidizing agent in various chemical transformations. Presently, most H2O2 is industrially produced by anthraquinone autoxidation via multiple steps that consume large amounts of energy, hydrogen, and organic solvent. From the perspectives of safety, low carbonization, and cost reduction, the development of a green and sustainable on-site process for producing the required amount of H2O2 at the location where it is needed is highly required. Among the candidates, research on the photocatalytic (PC), electrochemical (EC), and photoelectrochemical (PEC) production of H2O2 via a two electron-oxygen reduction reaction (2e-ORR) and via a two electron-water oxidation reaction (2e-WOR) has been progressing rapidly. We hope that this Special Issue will provide useful information for researchers and encourage their involvement in this field.

Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Tada
Dr. Shin Ichi Naya
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  • photocatalytic H2O2 production
  • photoelectrochemical H2O2 production
  • two electron-oxygen reduction reaction
  • two electron-water oxidation reaction
  • activity
  • selectivity
  • stability

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