Mechanism of NO Photocatalytic Oxidation on g-C3N4 Was Changed by Pd-QDs Modification
AbstractQuantum dot (QD) sensitization can increase the light absorption and electronic transmission of photocatalysts. However, limited studies have been conducted on the photocatalytic activity of photocatalysts after modification by noble metal QDs. In this study, we developed a simple method for fabricating Pd-QD-modified g-C3N4. Results showed that the modification of Pd-QDs can improve the NO photocatalytic oxidation activity of g-C3N4. Moreover, Pd-QD modification changed the NO oxidation mechanism from the synergistic action of h+ and O2− to the single action of ·OH. We found that the main reason for the mechanism change was that Pd-QD modification changed the molecular oxygen activation pathway from single-electron reduction to two-electron reduction. This study can not only develop a novel strategy for modifying Pd-QDs on the surface of photocatalysts, but also provides insight into the relationship between Pd-QD modification and the NO photocatalytic oxidation activity of semiconductor photocatalysts. View Full-Text
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Li, Y.; Yang, L.; Dong, G.; Ho, W. Mechanism of NO Photocatalytic Oxidation on g-C3N4 Was Changed by Pd-QDs Modification. Molecules 2016, 21, 36.
Li Y, Yang L, Dong G, Ho W. Mechanism of NO Photocatalytic Oxidation on g-C3N4 Was Changed by Pd-QDs Modification. Molecules. 2016; 21(1):36.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Yuhan; Yang, Liping; Dong, Guohui; Ho, Wingkei. 2016. "Mechanism of NO Photocatalytic Oxidation on g-C3N4 Was Changed by Pd-QDs Modification." Molecules 21, no. 1: 36.
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