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Title: Efficient and Selective Photocatalytic Oxidation of Benzylic Alcohols with Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskite Materials
Authors: Huang, Haowei
Yuan, Haifeng
Janssen, Kris P. F.
Solís-Fernández, Guillermo
Wang, Ying
Tan, Collin Y. X.
Jonckheere, Dries
Debroye, Elke
Long, Jinlin
Hendrix, Jelle
Hofkens, Johan
Steele, Julian A.
Roeffaers, Maarten B. J.
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: ACS Energy Letters, 3(4), p. 755-759
Abstract: The impressive optoelectronic performance and low production cost of metal halide perovskites have inspired applications well beyond efficient solar cells. Herein, we widen the materials engineering options available for the efficient and selective photocatalytic oxidation of benzylic alcohols, an industrially significant reaction, using formamidinium lead bro- mide (FAPbBr3) and other perovskite-based materials. The best performance was obtained using a FAPbBr3/TiO2 hybrid photo-catalyst under simulated solar illumination. Detailed optical studies reveal the synergetic photophysical pathways arising in FAPbBr 3/TiO2 composites. An experimentally supported model rationalizing the large conversion enhancement over the pure constituents shows that this strategy offers new prospects for metal halide perovskites in photocatalytic applications.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/27267
DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00131
ISSN: 2380-8195
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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