Dispersed Nickel Cobalt Oxyphosphide Nanoparticles Confined in Multichannel Hollow Carbon Fibers for Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17236-17240
Journal / PublicationAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number48
Online published10 Sept 2019
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes


Materials for high-efficiency photocatalytic CO2 reduction are desirable for solar-to-carbon fuel conversion. Herein, highly dispersed nickel cobalt oxyphosphide nanoparticles (NiCoOP NPs) were confined in multichannel hollow carbon fibers (MHCFs) to construct the NiCoOP-NPs@MHCFs catalysts for efficient CO2 photoreduction. The synthesis involves electrospinning, phosphidation, and carbonization steps and permits facile tuning of chemical composition. In the catalyst, the mixed metal oxyphosphide NPs with ultrasmall size and high dispersion offer abundant catalytically active sites for redox reactions. At the same time, the multichannel hollow carbon matrix with high conductivity and open ends will effectively promote mass/charge transfer, improve CO2 adsorption, and prevent the metal oxyphosphide NPs from aggregation. The optimized hetero-metal oxyphosphide catalyst exhibits considerable activity for photosensitized CO2 reduction, affording a high CO evolution rate of 16.6 μmol h−1 (per 0.1 mg of catalyst). © 2019 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

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  • CO2 reduction, hollow carbon fibers, metal nanoparticles, oxyphosphides, photocatalysis

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