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Understanding plasmonic catalysis with controlled nanomaterials based on catalytic and plasmonic metals

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Araujo, Thaylan P. [1] ; Quiroz, Jhon [1] ; Barbosa, Eduardo C. M. [1] ; Camargo, Pedro H. C. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Quim Fundamental, Ave Prof Lineu Prestes 748, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Review article
Web of Science Citations: 4

Recently, it has been established that the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) excitation in plasmonic nanoparticles can be put toward the acceleration and control of molecular transformations. This field, named plasmonic catalysis, has emerged as a new frontier in nano-catalysis. For metals such as silver (Ag), gold (Au), and copper (Cu), the LSPR excitation can take place in the visible and near-infrared ranges, opening possibilities for the conversion of solar to chemical energy and new/alternative reaction pathways not accessible via conventional, thermally activated catalytic processes. As both catalytic and optical properties can be tuned by controlling several physical and chemical parameters at the nanoscale, design-controlled nanomaterials open the door to unlock the potential of plasmonic catalysis both in terms of fundamental understanding and optimization of performances. In this context, after introducing the fundamentals of plasmonic catalysis, we provide an overview on the current understanding of this field enabled by the utilization of designed-controlled nanostructures based on plasmonic and catalytic metals as model systems. We start by discussing trends in plasmonic catalytic performances and their correlation with nanoparticle size, shape, composition, and structure. Then, we highlight how multimetallic compositions and morphologies containing both catalytic and plasmonic components enables one to extend the use of plasmonic catalysis to metals that are important in catalysis but do not support LSPR excitation in the visible range. Finally, we focus on key challenges and perspectives that are critically important to assist us in designing future energy-efficient plasmonic-catalytic materials. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/17866-9 - Tailoring the catalytic properties of plasmonic Nanorattles towards the photochemical activation of oxygen under mild conditions
Grantee:Jhon Jhon Quiroz Torres
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/26308-7 - Optimization of the physicochemical properties of nano -structured materials for applications in molecular recognition, catalysis and energy conversion/storage
Grantee:Roberto Manuel Torresi
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/11452-5 - Hybrid materials composed of oxides and metallic nanoparticles for catalytic and photocatalytic applications
Grantee:Eduardo César Melo Barbosa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 17/07564-8 - Hybrid nanomaterials for energy conversion: integrating plasmonic nanostructures and photoluminescent nanomaterials
Grantee:Thaylan Pinheiro Araújo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master