Excitation Wavelength Dependence of Photocatalyzed Oxidation of Methanol on TiO2(110)
- Received Date: 2015-07-11
- Titanium dioxide, Photocatalysis, Excitation wavelength dependence, Temperature-programmed desorption
Abstract: Post-irradiation temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) has been used to study the photocatalyzed oxidation of methanol on TiO2(110) surface under the irradiation of 360, 380 and 400 nm light. The photocatalytic process initiated by ultraviolet light of different wavelength are similar. Methanol has been photocatalytically converted into formaldehyde, and the released hydrogen atoms transfer to the neighboring twofold coordinated oxygen to form bridging hydroxyls. The reaction rate, however, is strongly wavelength dependent. The reaction rate under 360 nm light irradiation is 4.8 times of that in the case of 400 nm exposure, consistent with a previous femtosecond time-resolved absorption measurement on TiO2 which shows the faster charge carrier recombination in the near-band-gap than the over-band-gap excitation. So far, the underlying factors which govern the excitation wavelength dependence of photocatalytic activity of TiO2 and other photocatalysts remain unclear, and future studies are needed to address this important issue.
|Citation:||Zhi-qiang Wang, Qun-qing Hao, Chuan-yao Zhou, Dong-xu Dai, Xue-ming Yang. Excitation Wavelength Dependence of Photocatalyzed Oxidation of Methanol on TiO2(110)[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2015, 28(4): 459-464. doi: 10.1063/1674-0068/28/cjcp1507147|