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.
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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2016R1A2B3013825, NRF-2017R1D1A1B03035441) and the KU-KIST research fund.
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Materials Science(all)