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Chemistry. 2013 Sep 23;19(39):12943-7. doi: 10.1002/chem.201302641. Epub 2013 Aug 14.

Scalable one-step assembly of an inexpensive photoelectrode for water oxidation by deposition of a Ti- and Ni-containing molecular precursor on nanostructured WO3.

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  • 1Christian Doppler Laboratory for Sustainable SynGas Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW (UK).

Abstract

Photoactive in one step! A nanocomposite water-oxidation photocatalyst was assembled by a straightforward and one-step spin-coating procedure of a Ti- and Ni-containing molecule on nanostructured WO3. The photoanode oxidizes water to O2 with good activity and stability in alkaline solution, and thereby features light absorption, charge separation and water-oxidation catalysis (see scheme).

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photochemistry; photooxidation; photosynthesis; water oxidation; water splitting

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