Characterization and Effect of Ag(0) vs. Ag(I) Species and Their Localized Plasmon Resonance on Photochemically Inactive TiO2
AbstractCommercial TiO2 (anatase) was successfully modified with Ag nanoparticles at different nominal loadings (1%–4%) using a liquid impregnation method. The prepared materials retained the anatase structure and contained a mixture of Ag0 and AgI species. Samples exhibited extended light absorption to the visible region. The effect of Ag loading on TiO2 is studied for the photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CH4 in a gas–solid process under high-purity conditions. It is remarkable that the reference TiO2 used in this work is entirely inactive in this reaction, but it allows for studying the effect of Ag on the photocatalytic process in more detail. Only in the case of 2% Ag/TiO2 was the formation of CH4 from CO2 observed. Using different light sources, an influence of the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) effect of Ag is verified. A sample in which all Ag has been reduced to the metallic state was less active than the respective sample containing both Ag0 and Ag+, indicating that a mixed oxidation state is beneficial for photocatalytic performance. These results contribute to a better understanding of the effect of metal modification of TiO2 in photocatalytic CO2 reduction. View Full-Text
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Handoko, C.T.; Moustakas, N.G.; Peppel, T.; Springer, A.; Oropeza, F.E.; Huda, A.; Bustan, M.D.; Yudono, B.; Gulo, F.; Strunk, J. Characterization and Effect of Ag(0) vs. Ag(I) Species and Their Localized Plasmon Resonance on Photochemically Inactive TiO2. Catalysts 2019, 9, 323.
Handoko CT, Moustakas NG, Peppel T, Springer A, Oropeza FE, Huda A, Bustan MD, Yudono B, Gulo F, Strunk J. Characterization and Effect of Ag(0) vs. Ag(I) Species and Their Localized Plasmon Resonance on Photochemically Inactive TiO2. Catalysts. 2019; 9(4):323.Chicago/Turabian Style
Handoko, Chanel T.; Moustakas, Nikolaos G.; Peppel, Tim; Springer, Armin; Oropeza, Freddy E.; Huda, Adri; Bustan, Muhammad D.; Yudono, Bambang; Gulo, Fakhili; Strunk, Jennifer. 2019. "Characterization and Effect of Ag(0) vs. Ag(I) Species and Their Localized Plasmon Resonance on Photochemically Inactive TiO2." Catalysts 9, no. 4: 323.
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