Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2007, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (12): 1899-1904.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20071213

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Hydrogen Production from Water Splitting Using Perylene Dye-Sensitized Pt/TiO2 Photocatalyst

LIU Fu-Sheng; JI Ren; WU Min; SUN Yue-Ming   

  1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, P. R. China; Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, P. R. China
  • Received:2007-06-25 Revised:2007-09-19 Published:2007-11-30
  • Contact: SUN Yue-Ming

Abstract: The photocatalyst (DPPBI/Pt/TiO2)was prepared using N,N’-di(4-pyridyl)-3,4,9,10-perylene tetracarboxylic acid bisimide (DPPBI) sensitized Pt/TiO2 and characterized by infrared spectroscopy(IR), UV-Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-Vis DRS), scanning electron microscopy(SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy(XPS), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results of characterizationshowedthat the crystal form of TiO2was anatase, Ptwas highly dispersed on the surface of TiO2 and DPPBI was adsorbed on the surface of Pt/TiO2 in DPPBI/Pt/TiO2. Hydrogen production from water splitting using photocatalyst (DPPBI/Pt/TiO2) was studied. It has been found that the rate of hydrogen evolution reaches 6.69 滋 mol·h-1·g-1 under visible light irradiation for 8 h with 300 W Xe-lamp cold light source when 250 mL reactive liquid contains 0.8 g·L-1 photocatalyst (0.1%DPPBI/0.4%Pt/TiO2) and 0.2 mol·L-1 KI.

Key words: Perylene, Dye, Photocatalyst, Hydrogen production


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