Photo-induced H2 evolution from water: Via the dissociation of excitons in water-dispersible single-walled carbon nanotube sensitizers

Kango Ishimoto, Tomoyuki Tajima, Hideaki Miyake, Masahiro Yamagami, Wataru Kurashige, Yuichi Negishi, Yutaka Takaguchi

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To observe a clear-cut example of the formation of mobile carriers from excitons on semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (s-SWCNTs) surrounded by a medium with a high dielectric constant, water-dispersible s-SWCNT nanocomposites were fabricated by physical modifications using poly(amidoamine) dendrimers that contain an aliphatic core. The evolution of H2 from water using these s-SWCNT/dendrimer nanocomposites as photosensitizers under irradiation with visible light demonstrated a photo-induced electron transfer from the s-SWCNTs to the co-catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-396
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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