Toward Inexpensive Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

A Nickel Sulfide Catalyst Supported on a High-Stability Metal-Organic Framework

Aaron W. Peters, Zhanyong Li, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T Hupp

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Abstract

Few-atom clusters composed of nickel and sulfur have been successfully installed into the Zr(IV)-based metal-organic framework (MOF) NU-1000 via ALD-like chemistry (ALD = atomic layer deposition). X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy are used to determine that primarily Ni2+ and S2- sites are deposited within the MOF. In a pH 7 buffered aqueous solution, the porous catalyst is able to produce H2 gas at a rate of 3.1 mmol g-1 h-1 upon UV irradiation, whereas no H2 is generated by irradiating bare NU-1000. Upon visible light irradiation, little H2 generation was observed; however, with the addition of an organic dye, rose bengal, NiS-AIM can catalyze the production of H2 at an enhanced rate of 4.8 mmol g-1 h-1. These results indicate that ALD in MOFs (AIM) can engender reactivity within high surface area supports for applications in the solar fuels field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20675-20681
Number of pages7
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume8
Issue number32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 17 2016

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Hydrogen
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Nickel
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Rose Bengal
Atomic layer deposition
Sulfur
Raman spectroscopy
Coloring Agents
X ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Dyes
Gases
Atoms
Catalysts
nickel sulfide
Sulfides

Keywords

  • atomic layer deposition
  • hydrogen evolution
  • metal-organic framework
  • nickel sulfide
  • photocatalysis

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  • Materials Science(all)

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Toward Inexpensive Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution : A Nickel Sulfide Catalyst Supported on a High-Stability Metal-Organic Framework. / Peters, Aaron W.; Li, Zhanyong; Farha, Omar K.; Hupp, Joseph T.

In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 8, No. 32, 17.08.2016, p. 20675-20681.

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