Review on metal sulphide‐based Z‐scheme photocatalysts

Tingmin DI, Quanlong XU, Wing Kei HO, Hua TANG, Quanjun XIANG, Jiaguo YU

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Semiconductor‐based Z‐scheme heterojunction photocatalysts have received considerable attention for solar energy conversion and environmental purification due to their spatially separated reduction and oxidation sites, effective separation and transportation of photo‐excited charge carriers and strong redox ability. With their wide visible‐light responsive range and high photocatalytic activity, metal sulphide is an important material in developing photocatalysts. This review summarizes and highlights recent research progress in sulphide‐based direct Z‐scheme photocatalysts, followed by analysis on the limitations over all‐solid‐state Z‐scheme photocatalyst. Furthermore, the applications and characterization methods of sulphide‐based direct Z‐scheme photocatalyst are summarized. Finally, the challenges and perspectives of sulphide‐based Z‐scheme photocatalyst are discussed. Copyright © 2019 Wiley-VCHVerlagGmbH& Co. KGaA,Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1394-1411
Issue number5
Early online dateJan 2019
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019


Di, T., Xu, Q., Ho, W., Tang, H., Xiang, Q., & Yu, J. (2019). Review on metal sulphide‐based Z‐scheme photocatalysts. ChemCatChem, 11(5), 1394-1411. doi: 10.1002/cctc.201802024


  • All-solid-state Z-scheme
  • CdS
  • Direct Z-scheme
  • Metal sulphide
  • S-scheme


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