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Addressing the Effects of Size-dependent Absorption, Scattering, and Near-field Enhancements in Plasmonic Catalysis

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Autor(es):
Geonmonond, Rafael S. [1] ; da Silva, Anderson G. M. [1] ; Rodrigues, Thenner S. [1] ; de Freitas, Isabel C. [1] ; Ando, Romulo A. [1] ; Alves, Tiago V. [2] ; Camargo, Pedro H. C. [1]
Número total de Autores: 7
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Quim Fundamental, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 748, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Bahia, Inst Quim, Dept Fis Quim, Rua Barao de Jeremoabo 147, BR-40170115 Salvador, BA - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: CHEMCATCHEM; v. 10, n. 16, p. 3447-3452, AUG 21 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 1
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Studies on surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) mediated catalytic transformations have focused on quantification of reaction rates and investigation on enhancement mechanisms. However, the establishment of structure-performance relationships remains limited. For instance, the importance of nanoparticle size remains overlooked, and relatively large nanoparticles (> 50 nm in size) are generally employed as catalysts. Herein, we unravel how plasmon decay pathways (absorption and scattering efficiencies) and electric field enhancements as a function of size dictate plasmonic catalytic performances. We employed Ag NPs having 12-50 nm in size as a proof-of-concept catalysts, and the LSPR-mediated oxidation of p-aminothiophenol to p,p'-dimercaptoazobenzene as a model reaction. Our data and simulations revealed that the LSPR-mediated activities displayed a volcano-type variation with size, which was dependent on the balance among near field enhancements, absorption, and scattering. As this transformation is driven by the charge-transfer of LSPR-excited hot-electrons to adsorbed O-2 molecules, the variations in the optical absorption as a function of size represented the dominant contribution to the plasmonic catalytic activities. We believe our results shed important insights over the optimization of physical and chemical parameters in plasmonic nanoparticles in order to maximize plasmonic catalytic activities. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/21366-9 - Materiais híbridos contendo nanopartículas metálicas para aplicações catalíticas
Beneficiário:Pedro Henrique Cury Camargo
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 15/26308-7 - Otimização das propriedades físico-químicas de materiais nano-estruturados e suas aplicações em reconhecimento molecular, catálise e conversão/armazenamento de energia
Beneficiário:Roberto Manuel Torresi
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático