Cubic mesoporous MCM-48 materials as versatile support materials for photocatalytic splitting of water

Dan Zhao, Rui Peng, Sridhar Budhi, Adrian M. Rodriguez, Nada M. Dimitrijevic, Tijana Rajh, Ranjit T. Koodali

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Abstract

There has been an outburst of research activities in the broad area of solar energy conversion globally. Intense research in this area is being conducted with attention focused on developing new materials, process, and devices for capturing and converting solar energy. In 1992, Mobil scientists reported the synthesis of a new class of porous materials belonging to the M41S series. Periodic mesoporous materials are characterized by relatively large specific surface areas, uniform pore sizes, and large pore volumes. These properties make them attractive candidates for numerous applications that include adsorption, catalysis, drug delivery, sensor applications, and solar energy conversion. Among the various classes of mesoporous materials, the cubic phase, MCM-48 is thought to be an interesting material for catalytic applications. This study reports efforts in the direction to utilize MCM-48 as a support to facilitate the high dispersion of active species for the photocatalytic splitting of water to generate hydrogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2011Mar 31 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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