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Enhanced Photosensitized Hydrogen Production by Encapsulation of Ferrocenyl Dyes into Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
- Murakami, Noritake, Miyake, Hideaki, Tajima, Tomoyuki, Nishikawa, Kakeru, Hirayama, Ryutaro, Takaguchi, Yutaka
- Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018 v.140 no.11 pp. 3821-3824
- carbon nanotubes, dyes, electron transfer, encapsulation, hydrogen, hydrogen production, photosensitizing agents
- Dye-encapsulated single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) were employed for the construction of a coaxial three-component dye/SWCNT/C₆₀ heterojunction. Despite the larger diameter (∼1.4 nm) of the SWCNTs relative to that set by Flavel’s rule (0.95 nm), the photoinduced electron transfer from dye-encapsulated SWCNTs to C₆₀ proceeded smoothly, resulting in the photosensitized evolution of H₂ from H₂O using a ferrocenyl-based photosensitizer, which was confirmed by the action spectra.