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Solar Reforming of Biomass with Homogeneous Carbon Dots.

Accepted version
Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Achilleos, Demetra S  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1146-7138
Yang, Wenxing 
Savateev, Aleksandr 
Markushyna, Yevheniia 

Abstract

A sunlight-powered process is reported that employs carbon dots (CDs) as light absorbers for the conversion of lignocellulose into sustainable H2 fuel and organics. This photocatalytic system operates in pure and untreated sea water at benign pH (2-8) and ambient temperature and pressure. The CDs can be produced in a scalable synthesis directly from biomass itself and their solubility allows for good interactions with the insoluble biomass substrates. They also display excellent photophysical properties with a high fraction of long-lived charge carriers and the availability of a reductive and an oxidative quenching pathway. The presented CD-based biomass photoconversion system opens new avenues for sustainable, practical, and renewable fuel production through biomass valorization.

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Keywords

biomass, carbon dots, hydrogen, organics, photoreforming

Journal Title

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

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Journal ISSN

1433-7851
1521-3773

Volume Title

59

Publisher

Wiley

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Sponsorship
Christian Doppler Forschungsgesellschaft (unknown)