Few layered black phosphorus/MoS2 nanohybrid: A promising co-catalyst for solar driven hydrogen evolution

D. Amaranatha Reddy, Eun Hwa Kim, Madhusudana Gopannagari, Yujin Kim, D. Praveen Kumar, Tae Kyu Kim

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Exploring active and stable photocatalysts is an essential requirement for boosting the efficiency of photocatalytic water splitting to obtain clean hydrogen fuel. Here, a few layered black phosphorus/MoS2 (BP-MoS2) nanohybrid was successfully prepared and verified it for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution using CdS nanorods as light absorbers. The resulting nanohybrids manifest remarkable catalytic performance with high amount of H2 production (CdS/BP-MoS2: 183.24 mmol h–1 g–1) and outstanding catalytic stability. The observed amount of H2 is much higher than that of various CdS/BP and CdS/MoS2 based nanohybrids reported earlier. We expect that the demonstrated new heterostructured design strategy may bring novel insights to develop low-price noble metal free photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-498
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT(2014R1A4A1001690, 2016R1E1A1A01941978 and 2016K1A4A4A01922028).

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© 2018 Elsevier B.V.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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