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Photocatalytic Proton Reduction by a Computationally Identified, Molecular Hydrogen-Bonded Framework

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submitted on 09.12.2019 and posted on 23.12.2019 by Catherine Aitchison, Christopher M. Kane, David P. McMahon, Peter Spackman, Angeles Pulido, Xiaoyan Wang, Liam Wilbraham, Linjiang Chen, Rob Clowes, Martijn Zwijnenburg, Seb Sprick, Marc Little, Graeme Day, Andrew I. Cooper
For the first time, a hydrogen-bonded organic framework is shown to be an effective photocatalyst for the production of hydrogen from water. The crystal structure of this molecular material is found to be key to good activity with a chemically identical but amorphous version showing orders of magnitude lower proton reduction rates.

Funding

EPSRC, EP/N004884/1.

European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013)/ERC through grant agreement numbers 321156 (ERC-AG-PE5-ROBOT) and 307358 (ERC-stG-2012-ANGLE).

Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Materials Design,

ARCHER UK National Supercomputing Service, via our member-ship of the UK's HEC Materials Chemistry Consortium funded by EPSRC (EP/L000202, EP/R029431).

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

malittle@liverpool.ac.uk

Institution

University of Liverpool

Country

United Kingdom

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-1994-0591

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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