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Enhancing TiO2 activity for CO2 photoreduction through MgO decoration

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Torres, Juliana A. [1] ; Nogueira, Andre E. [2] ; da Silva, Gelson T. S. T. [3, 1] ; Lopes, Osmando F. [4] ; Wang, Yanjie [5] ; He, Tao [6, 5] ; Ribeiro, Caue [1, 7]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Embrapa Instrumentat, Natl Nanotechnol Lab Agribusiness LNNA, BR-13561206 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Ouro Preto UFOP, Inst Exact & Biol Sci ICEB, Dept Chem, BR-35400000 Ouro Preto, MG - Brazil
[3] Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCar, Dept Chem, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[4] Fed Univ Uberlandia IQUFU, Inst Chem, BR-38400902 Uberlandia, MG - Brazil
[5] Natl Ctr Nanosci & Technol, CAS Ctr Excellence Nanosci, CAS Key Lab Nanosyst & Hierarch Fabricat, Beijing 100190 - Peoples R China
[6] Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049 - Peoples R China
[7] Forschungszentrum Julich, Inst Energy & Climate Res, IEK 3 Electrochem Proc Engn, D-52425 Julich - Germany
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF CO2 UTILIZATION; v. 35, p. 106-114, JAN 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Herein we report on the influence of MgO's basic character in the photoactivity of MgO:TiO2 nanocomposites for the CO2 reduction reaction. TiO2 nanoparticles, decorated with MgO in different mass proportions, were synthesized by the physical mixing of pre-synthesized oxides followed by calcination. The decorated samples presented enhanced photocatalytic activity with higher selectivity for CO, while CH4 was also produced, as well as HCOOH and CH3COOH in a liquid medium in lower proportions. The results indicate that the beneficial MgO influence is only effective at low amounts, whilst a high MgO amount favors an insulating behavior instead of semiconducting, reducing the nanocomposite performance for CO2 photoreduction. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/21515-7 - Development of magnesium oxide with zinc and titanium heterostructure for application in artificial photosynthesis processes
Grantee:Juliana Arriel Torres
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/14330-8 - Studies in the synthesis and application of semiconducting nanocrystal heterostructures in artificial photosynthetic processes
Grantee:Cauê Ribeiro de Oliveira
Support type: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Regular Grants