Advances in Nanomaterials for Photocatalysis

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy and Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2024 | Viewed by 942

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Dear Colleagues,

Semiconductor nanomaterials and heterojunctions thereof, including those with (noble) metal nanoparticles, are of critical importance to photocatalysis. Over the past decades advances have been made to boost photocatalytic performance via designing multicomponent catalysts for a more efficient charge separation. The applications span a wide range of vital areas to the future of human society, most important among them are solar energy harvesting for water splitting, CO2 reduction and pollutant and microorganism control.

This special issue of “Nanomaterials” will address current progress and future perspectives of nanophotocatalysts. We are inviting qualified reviews and progress research papers on the following topics:

  • Nanomaterials design for photoelectrocatalysts, including 0D, 1D and 2D nanomaterials and their applications to water splitting;
  • Nanophotocatalysts for CO2 reduction;
  • Nanophotocatalysts for pollutant and microorganism control;
  • Processing methods, including but not limited to chemical, electrochemical and biomimetic methods;
  • Nanophotocatalysts supports, design, processing and property control.

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Es-Souni
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Keywords

  • nanophotocatalysts
  • photocatalysis
  • water splitting
  • CO2 reduction
  • pollutant control
  • microorganism control
  • environmental remediation

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Nitrogen-Rich Triazine-Based Covalent Organic Frameworks as Efficient Visible Light Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Peroxide Production
by Shu Yang, Keke Zhi, Zhimin Zhang, Rukiya Kerem, Qiong Hong, Lei Zhao, Wenbo Wu, Lulu Wang and Duozhi Wang
Nanomaterials 2024, 14(7), 643; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano14070643 - 8 Apr 2024
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Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) have been widely used in photocatalytic hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production due to their favorable band structure and excellent light absorption. Due to the rapid recombination rate of charge carriers, however, their applications are mainly restricted. [...] Read more.
Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) have been widely used in photocatalytic hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production due to their favorable band structure and excellent light absorption. Due to the rapid recombination rate of charge carriers, however, their applications are mainly restricted. This study presents the design and development of two highly conjugated triazine-based COFs (TBP-COF and TTP-COF) and evaluates their photocatalytic H2O2 production performance. The nitrogen-rich structures and high degrees of conjugation of TBP-COF and TTP-COF facilitate improved light absorption, promote O2 adsorption, enhance their redox power, and enable the efficient separation and transfer of photogenerated charge carriers. There is thus an increase in the photocatalytic activity for the production of H2O2. When exposed to 10 W LED visible light irradiation at a wavelength of 420 nm, the pyridine-based TTP-COF produced 4244 μmol h−1 g−1 of H2O2 from pure water in the absence of a sacrificial agent. Compared to TBP-COF (1882 μmol h−1 g−1), which has a similar structure but lacks pyridine sites, TTP-COF demonstrated nearly 2.5 times greater efficiency. Furthermore, it exhibited superior performance compared to most previously published nonmetal COF-based photocatalysts. Full article
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