A metal-free polymeric photocatalyst for hydrogen production from water under visible light.

  title={A metal-free polymeric photocatalyst for hydrogen production from water under visible light.},
  author={Xinchen Wang and K. Maeda and Arne Thomas and K. Takanabe and G. Xin and J. Carlsson and K. Domen and M. Antonietti},
  journal={Nature materials},
  volume={8 1},
The production of hydrogen from water using a catalyst and solar energy is an ideal future energy source, independent of fossil reserves. For an economical use of water and solar energy, catalysts that are sufficiently efficient, stable, inexpensive and capable of harvesting light are required. Here, we show that an abundant material, polymeric carbon nitride, can produce hydrogen from water under visible-light irradiation in the presence of a sacrificial donor. Contrary to other conducting… Expand
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