Photoactivity of ternary lead-group IVB oxides for hydrogen and oxygen evolution

Akihiko Kudo, Menahem Steinberg, Allen J. Bard, Alan Campion, Marye Anne Fox, Thomas E. Mallouk, Stephen E. Webber, John M. White

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The relative photocatalytic activity of a series of lead-IVB group oxides (PbCrO4, PbMoO4, and PbWO4) was studied for hydrogen evolution from aqueous methanol solution and for oxygen evolution from aqueous silver nitrate solution. Among the compounds, only PbMoO4 and platinized PbMoO4 powders acted as photocatalysts for oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions from aqueous solutions, with an activity for oxygen evolution on PbMoO4 comparable to that observed on TiO2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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