Ionic liquids produce heteroatom-doped Pt/TiO2 nanocrystals for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen production

  • Xiuniang Tan
  • Jianling ZhangEmail author
  • Dongxing Tan
  • Jinbiao Shi
  • Xiuyan Cheng
  • Fanyu Zhang
  • Lifei Liu
  • Bingxing Zhang
  • Zhuizhui Su
  • Buxing Han
Research Article


It is of great importance to develop facile strategies to synthesize catalysts with desirable compositions and structures for high-performance photocatalytic hydrogen generation. In this work, we put forward an ionic liquid assisted one-pot route for the synthesis of heteroatom-doped Pt/TiO2 composite material. This route is simple, environmentally benign and adjustable owing to the designable properties of ionic liquids. The as-synthesized Pt/TiO2 nanocrystals exhibit high activity and stability for the photocatalytic hydrogen generation under simulated solar irradiation. This method can be easily applied to the synthesis of various kinds of metal/TiO2 composites doped with desirable heteroatoms (e.g., F, Cl, Br, etc).


ionic liquid titanium dioxide platinum heteroatom photocatalyst 


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The authors thank the financial supports from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21525316 and 21673254), Ministry of Science and Technology of China (No. 2017YFA0403003), Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. QYZDY-SSW-SLH013), and Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission (No. Z181100004218004).

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Ionic liquids produce heteroatom-doped Pt/TiO2 nanocrystals for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen production


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiuniang Tan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jianling Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Dongxing Tan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jinbiao Shi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiuyan Cheng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fanyu Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lifei Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bingxing Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhuizhui Su
    • 1
    • 2
  • Buxing Han
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Colloid, Interface and Chemical Thermodynamics, CAS Research/Education Center for Excellence in Molecular Sciences, Institute of ChemistryChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Chemical SciencesUniversity of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Physical Science LaboratoryHuairou National Comprehensive Science CenterBeijingChina

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