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Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2018 Jul 26;57(31):9864-9869. doi: 10.1002/anie.201806077. Epub 2018 Jul 9.

A Methylthio-Functionalized-MOF Photocatalyst with High Performance for Visible-Light-Driven H2 Evolution.

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Department of Chemistry, Capital Normal University, Beijing, 100048, China.
The Education Ministry Key Lab of Resource Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Functional Materials, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, 200234, China.
State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian, 350002, China.


Recently, the emergence of photoactive metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) has given great prospects for their applications as photocatalytic materials in visible-light-driven hydrogen evolution. Herein, a highly photoactive visible-light-driven material for H2 evolution was prepared by introducing methylthio terephthalate into a MOF lattice via solvent-assisted ligand-exchange method. Accordingly, a first methylthio-functionalized porous MOF decorated with Pt co-catalyst for efficient photocatalytic H2 evolution was achieved, which exhibited a high quantum yield (8.90 %) at 420 nm by use sacrificial triethanolamine. This hybrid material exhibited perfect H2 production rate as high as 3814.0 μmol g-1  h-1 , which even is one order of magnitude higher than that of the state-of-the-art Pt/MOF photocatalyst derived from aminoterephthalate.


hydrogen evolution; metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); methylthio functionalization; photocatalysts; visible-light response


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