Science in China Series B: Chemistry

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 97–100

H2 production with low CO selectivity from photocatalytic reforming of glucose on metal/TiO2 catalysts

  • Wu GuoPeng 
  • Chen Tao 
  • Zhou GuoHua 
  • Zong Xu 
  • Li Can 
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11426-007-0132-7

Cite this article as:
Wu, G., Chen, T., Zhou, G. et al. Sci. China Ser. B-Chem. (2008) 51: 97. doi:10.1007/s11426-007-0132-7

Abstract

H2 with low CO concentration is produced via photocatalytic reforming of glucose (as a representative of biomass component) on metal/TiO2 catalyst (metals: Pt, Rh, Ru, Ir, Au, Ni, Cu). It is shown that the loaded metals generally enhance the rate of H2 production, while they depress the CO selectivity. Both H2 production and CO selectivity are strongly dependent on the kind of deposited metals on TiO2. For example, Rh/TiO2 catalyst is found to be most active for H2 production while with the most extremely low CO concentration from the photocatalytic reforming of glucose.

Keywords

photocatalysisH2 productionCO selectivityglucosemetal (Rh, Pt, Ru, Ir, Au, Cu or Ni)/TiO2

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wu GuoPeng 
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chen Tao 
    • 2
  • Zhou GuoHua 
    • 2
  • Zong Xu 
    • 2
  • Li Can 
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Plasma Physical ChemistryDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesDalianChina