Pd-nanodot decorated MoS2 nanosheets as a highly efficient photocatalyst for the visible-light-induced Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reaction

Hyeon Ho Shin, Eunmi Kang, Haeli Park, Taejun Han, Chul-Ho Lee, Dong-Kwon Lim

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In this work, we demonstrate that the incorporation of MoS2 nanosheets with Pd nanodots is a promising way for promoting the visible-light-induced Suzuki-Miyaura C-C coupling reaction. The MoS2 nanosheets decorated with Pd nanodots showed very high photocatalytic activity. The turnover frequency for the biphenyl product was >1600 h-1 even under sunlight illumination at room temperature. Mechanistic studies show that the high catalytic activity originated from the efficient electron-hole pair generation mechanism of MoS2 under visible-light illumination instead of purely thermal effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24965-24971
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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