Heteroatom doped graphene in photocatalysis: A review

Lutfi Kurnianditia Putri, Wee Jun Ong, Chang Wei Sea, Siang-Piao Chai

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    Photocatalysis has been a focus of great attention due to its useful environmental applications such as eliminating hazardous pollutants and generating sustainable energy. Coincidentally, graphene, a 2D allotrope of carbon, has also infiltrated many research fields due to its outstanding properties - photocatalysis being no exception. As of recent, there has been growing research focus on heteroatom (O, N, B, P and S) doping of graphene and its emergent application opportunities. In this study, rather than the familiar graphene as the electron transfer medium that is normally integrated in a photocatalyst system, we contrarily explore the implication of heteroatom doped graphene and the underlying mechanism behind their advantageous uses in photocatalysis. This review surveys the literature and highlights recent progress and challenges in the development of chemically doped graphene in the photocatalysis scene. It is desired that this review will promote awareness and encourage further investigations for the development in this budding research area.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2 - 14
    Number of pages13
    JournalApplied Surface Science
    Issue numberPart A
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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