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Overall water splitting represents one of the most promising approaches toward solar energy conversion and storage, which is, however, severely challenged by the four-electron/four-proton nature of the oxygen evolution reaction (OER). One option to overcome this issue is to replace OER with a more useful reaction, for simultaneous production of both hydrogen and chemicals of interest. For the purpose, in this paper a cheap, hydrothermally prepared Ti-doped nanostructured hematite photoanode was employed for the first time as highly stable, heterogeneous catalyst for the low bias, efficient and highly selective photoinduced oxidation of benzylamine to N-benzylidenebenzylamine, and for the simultaneous production of hydrogen in a double solvent/environment cell. A preliminary estimate indicates the possibility to obtain a ∼150 μmol h−1 H2 production, with the contemporary production of stoichiometric …
Publication date: 
1 Jul 2019

Raffaello Mazzaro, Sara Boscolo Bibi, Mirco Natali, Giacomo Bergamini, Vittorio Morandi, Paola Ceroni, Alberto Vomiero

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Volume: 61 Pages: 36-46
Nano Energy