Interfacial charge transfer in Pt-loaded TiO2 P25 photocatalysts studied by in-situ diffuse reflectance FTIR spectroscopy of adsorbed CO

A. Litke, H. Frei, E.J.M. Hensen (Corresponding author), J.P. Hofmann (Corresponding author)

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Abstract

The efficiency of photocatalytic systems is strongly depending on the charge carrier transfer from the excited semiconductor to co-catalyst particles attached on its surface. In this study, we investigated the influence of photo-induced charge transfer in photoplatinized TiO 2 P25 photocatalysts by diffuse reflectance FTIR spectroscopy of CO molecules adsorbed on the Pt co-catalyst under well-defined gas phase conditions. In contrast to aqueous conditions, where shifts of the CO stretching vibration of up to 50 cm −1 have been reported, the observed shifts under gas phase conditions are very small (<1 cm −1). This demonstrates that the difference in dielectric properties between aqueous electrolytes and vacuum are critical for the development of prominent shifts of adsorbed CO bands upon trapping of photogenerated charge carriers on co-catalyst particles. The experimental findings are discussed in terms of an electrostatic Stark effect, charge screening, co-adsorption, coverage-dependent shifts of the vibrational bands of adsorbed CO and photocatalytic surface reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-88
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry
Volume370
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

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Carbon Monoxide
Photocatalysts
Charge transfer
charge transfer
Spectroscopy
Charge carriers
reflectance
Catalysts
shift
catalysts
spectroscopy
Stark effect
charge carriers
Gases
Surface reactions
vapor phases
Dielectric properties
Stretching
Electrostatics
Screening

Keywords

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Charge transfer
  • FTIR spectroscopy
  • Photocatalysis
  • Titania

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