Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2017, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (4): 661-669.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201701171

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Design of Plasmonic-Catalytic Materials for Organic Hydrogenation Applications

Hao HUANG,Ran LONG*(),Yu-Jie XIONG*()   

  • Received:2016-11-05 Published:2017-03-23
  • Contact: Ran LONG,Yu-Jie XIONG;
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(21471141);the National Natural Science Foundation of China(21573212)


The surface plasmons of metal nanocrystals provide a new opportunity for converting solar energy to chemical energy. In this article, we outline the mechanisms of surface plasmons in catalytic organic hydrogenation based on our recent studies, where efficient conversion of solar to chemical energy was achieved. This paved the way to replacing heat-based catalysis in conventional chemical manufacturing with solar energy, providing guidance for designing plasmonic catalytic materials.

Key words: Surface plasmon, Nanomaterial, Catalysis, Photothermal effect, Hot electron


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