Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Semiconductors as Stable Photoelectrocatalysts for Efficient Hydrogen Peroxide Photosynthesis

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Autor(en): Jakesova M, Apaydin DH, Sytnyk M, Oppelt K, Heiß W, Sariciftci NS, Glowacki ED, Heiß W
Zeitschrift: Advanced Functional Materials
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2016
Band: 26
Heftnummer: 29
Seitenbereich: 5248-5254
ISSN: 1616-301X
eISSN: 1616-3028
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract


Research on semiconductor photocatalysts for the conversion of solar energy into chemical fuels has been at the forefront of renewable energy technologies. Water splitting to produce H and CO reduction to hydrocarbons are the two prominent approaches. A lesser-known process, the conversion of solar energy into the versatile high-energy product HO via reduction of O has been proposed as an alternative concept. Semiconductor photoelectrodes for the direct photosynthesis of HO from O have not been applied up to now. Photoelectrocatalytic oxygen reduction to peroxides in aqueous electrolytes by hydrogen-bonded organic semiconductor is observed photoelectrodes. These materials have been found to be remarkably stable operating in a photoelectrochemical cell converting light into HO under constant illumination for at least several days, functioning in a pH range from 1 to 12. This is the first report of a semiconductor photoelectrode for HO production, with catalytic performance exceeding prior reports on photocatalysts by one to two orders of magnitude in terms of peroxide yield/catalyst amount/time. The combination of a strongly reducing conduction band energy level with stability in aqueous electrolytes opens new avenues for this widely available materials class in the field of photo(electro) catalysis.



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Heiß, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.
Department Werkstoffwissenschaften
Heiß, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.
Professur für Werkstoffwissenschaften (lösungsprozessierte Halbleitermaterialien)
Sytnyk, Mykhailo
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Materialien der Elektronik und der Energietechnologie)


Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Johannes Kepler Universität (JKU) Linz


Zitierweisen

APA:
Jakesova, M., Apaydin, D.H., Sytnyk, M., Oppelt, K., Heiß, W., Sariciftci, N.S.,... Heiß, W. (2016). Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Semiconductors as Stable Photoelectrocatalysts for Efficient Hydrogen Peroxide Photosynthesis. Advanced Functional Materials, 26(29), 5248-5254. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201601946

MLA:
Jakesova, Marie, et al. "Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Semiconductors as Stable Photoelectrocatalysts for Efficient Hydrogen Peroxide Photosynthesis." Advanced Functional Materials 26.29 (2016): 5248-5254.

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