Catalysis of nickel ferrite for photocatalytic water oxidation using [Ru(bpy)3]2+ and S2O82-

Dachao Hong, Yusuke Yamada, Takaharu Nagatomi, Yoshizo Takai, Shunichi Fukuzumi

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Single or mixed oxides of iron and nickel have been examined as catalysts in photocatalytic water oxidation using [Ru(bpy)3]2+ as a photosensitizer and S2O82- as a sacrificial oxidant. The catalytic activity of nickel ferrite (NiFe2O 4) is comparable to that of a catalyst containing Ir, Ru, or Co in terms of O2 yield and O2 evolution rate under ambient reaction conditions. NiFe2O4 also possesses robustness and ferromagnetic properties, which are beneficial for easy recovery from the solution after reaction. Water oxidation catalysis achieved by a composite of earth-abundant elements will contribute to a new approach to the design of catalysts for artificial photosynthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19572-19575
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number48
StatePublished - 5 Dec 2012


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