Recently, photocatalytic CO₂ reduction for solar fuel production has attracted much attention because of its potential for simultaneously solving energy and global warming problems. Many studies have been conducted to prepare novel and efficient photocatalysts for CO₂ reduction. Graphene, a two-dimensional material, has been increasingly used in photocatalytic CO₂ reduction. In theory, graphene shows several remarkable properties, including excellent electronic conductivity, good optical transmittance, large specific surface area, and superior chemical stability. Attributing to these advantages, fabrication of graphene-based materials has been known as one of the most feasible strategies to improve the CO₂ reduction performance of photocatalysts. This Perspective mainly focuses on the recent important advances in the fabrication and application of graphene-based photocatalysts for CO₂ reduction to solar fuels. The existing challenges and difficulties of graphene-based photocatalysts are also discussed for future application. Copyright © 2015 American Chemical Society.
|Journal||Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2015|