Development of various metal sulfide photocatalysts consisting of d0, d5, and d10 metal ions for sacrificial H2 evolution under visible light irradiation

Tomoaki Takayama, Issei Tsuji, Naruhiko Aono, Masamitsu Harada, Tsutomu Okuda, Akihide Iwase, Hideki Kato, Akihiko Kudo

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We have developed metal sulfide photocatalysts with various crystal structures and constituent metal cations with d0, d5, and d10 electron configurations. Cu3VS4, Cu3NbS4, and Cu3TaS4 with a sulvanite structure, ZnGaxIn2-xS4 (x = 0-0.6), and MnGaInS4 with layered structures, BaLaCuS3 with a one-dimensionally anisotropic structure along the b-axis, and a (ZnS)0.9-(CuCl)0.1 solid solution with a zinc blende structure have arisen as new photocatalysts for H2 evolution in the presence of sacrificial electron donors under visible light irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-619
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017



  • Hydrogen evolution
  • Metal sulfide photocatalyst
  • Visible light

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