In Situ Characterization of Photocatalytic Activity

  • Jinlong Zhang
  • Baozhu Tian
  • Lingzhi Wang
  • Mingyang Xing
  • Juying Lei
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 100)


The recent development of in situ analysis techniques for the trajectory-tracking of reactive oxygen species in the photocatalytic system has efficiently deepened the understanding about the structure–activity relationship, thus allowing the more rational design of the photocatalytic system. Among versatile analysis techniques, fluorescence and infrared spectroscopies are most commonly used ones for revealing the reasonable reaction mechanism. Other techniques such as Raman, electron spin resonance, and surface photovoltage spectroscopies, atomic force microscopy, and NMR have also shown their unique roles in dissecting the reaction process through providing specific information about the surficial states and local heterogeneity of the photocatalyst. Furthermore, the coupling of different technologies provides more comprehensive and accurate understanding about the reaction mechanism.


TiO2 ROS In situ Tracking Fluorescence Infrared Raman 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinlong Zhang
    • 1
  • Baozhu Tian
    • 1
  • Lingzhi Wang
    • 1
  • Mingyang Xing
    • 1
  • Juying Lei
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials & Institute of Fine ChemicalsEast China University of Science & TechnologyShanghaiChina

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