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Title: Hydrazine as a hydrogen carrier in the photocatalytic generation of H-2 using CdS quantum dots
Authors: Jana, Manoj K.
Gupta, Uttam
Rao, C. N. R.
Keywords: Chemistry
Colloidal Nanocrystals
Surface Ligands
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: Jana, M. K.; Gupta, U.; Rao, C. N. R., Hydrazine as a hydrogen carrier in the photocatalytic generation of H-2 using CdS quantum dots. Dalton Transactions 2016, 45 (38), 15137-15141
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Abstract: The compelling need for safe storage and transportation of H-2 has made liquid-phase materials safer H-2-carriers with a high gravimetric and volumetric hydrogen density. Unlike thermal or electrocatalytic decomposition on precious metal catalysts, a photocatalytic route to decomposing these liquid-phase materials can offer triggered onboard production of H-2 and help mitigate the safety issues concerned with H-2 storage. We have investigated visible-light induced H-2 evolution from aqueous hydrazine using CdS quantum dots (QDs) as metal-free photocatalysts. Hydrazine acts as a H-2 carrier as well as a donor, giving rise to a visible-light induced H-2 evolution activity as high as 33 mmol h(-1) g(-1) at pH 8. This has been achieved by the use of CdS QDs capped with S2- ligands. The use of larger ligands such as mercaptopropionic acid hinders the adsorption of hydrazine onto CdS QDs and significantly decreases the activity. The effect of pH on the hydrogen yield in aqueous hydrazine has also been examined.
Description: Restricted Access
ISSN: 1477-9226
Appears in Collections:Research Papers (Prof. C.N.R. Rao)

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