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Incorporating Heteroatoms into Fluorene-type Conjugated Polymers for Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production
preprintsubmitted on 16.09.2019, 15:00 and posted on 20.09.2019, 19:37 by Yang Bai, Duncan J. Woods, Liam Wilbraham, Catherine Aitchison, Martijn Zwijnenburg, Seb Sprick, Andrew I. Cooper
The photocatalytic performance of fluorene-type polymer photocatalysts for hydrogen production from water in the presence of a sacrificial hole scavenger is significantly improved by the incorporation of heteroatoms into the bridge-head. This improvement can be explained by a combination of factors, such as changes in thermodynamic driving-force, particle size, dispersibility under photocatalytic conditions, and light absorption.