Hydrogen evolution from water using heteroatom substituted fluorene conjugated co-polymers

Yang Bai, Duncan J. Woods, Liam Wilbraham, Catherine M. Aitchison, Martijn A. Zwijnenburg, Reiner Sebastian Sprick, Andrew I. Cooper

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The photocatalytic performance of fluorene-type polymer photocatalysts for hydrogen production from water in the presence of a sacrificial hole scavenger is significantly improved by the incorporation of heteroatoms into the bridge-head. This improvement can be explained by a combination of factors, including changes in thermodynamic driving-force, particle size, dispersibility under photocatalytic conditions, and light absorption, all of which vary as a function of the heteroatom incorporated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8700-8705
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number17
Early online date31 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2020


  • photocatalytic performance
  • photocatalysts
  • hydrogen production

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