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Catalysts 2019, 9(2), 193;

Photocatalytic Reversible Reactions Driven by Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance

Computational Center for Property and Modification on Nanomaterials, College of Sciences, Liaoning Shihua University, Fushun 113001, China
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Received: 14 January 2019 / Revised: 31 January 2019 / Accepted: 18 February 2019 / Published: 20 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plasmonic Photocatalysts)
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In this study, we review photocatalytic reversible surface catalytic reactions driven by localized surface plasmon resonance. Firstly, we briefly introduce the synthesis of 4,4′-dimercaptoazobenzene (DMAB) from 4-nitrobenzenethiol (4NBT) using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) technology. Furthermore, we study the photosynthetic and degradation processes of 4NBT to DMAB reduction, as well as factors associated with them, such as laser wavelength, reaction time, substrate, and pH. Last but not least, we reveal the competitive relationship between photosynthetic and degradation pathways for this reduction reaction by SERS technology on the substrate of Au film over a nanosphere. View Full-Text
Keywords: plasmon; 4-nitrobenzenethiol; 4,4′-dimercaptoazobenzene; Au film plasmon; 4-nitrobenzenethiol; 4,4′-dimercaptoazobenzene; Au film

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Gong, Z.; Ji, J.; Wang, J. Photocatalytic Reversible Reactions Driven by Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance. Catalysts 2019, 9, 193.

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