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Title: A molecular-based design approach for the development of metal chalcoxide functional materials
Author: McAllister, James R.
ISNI:       0000 0004 9349 5566
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2020
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The properties of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) bulk materials is a widely investigated topic in material science. Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is often considered the archetypal example of the TMDC family and a potentially viable and cost-effective alternative to platinum for electrochemical and photochemical generation of hydrogen from water. Current research endeavours have focused on tailoring materials with high catalytic activity to improve the efficiency of these functional materials, yet, the precise molecular structures and modes of action involved in the catalysis of these materials remain elusive. In addition, preparing a crystalline phase with large catalytically active edge dimensions is extremely challenging. Most importantly, the fine tuning of 2D nanoparticulate materials in attempts to optimise the physical and chemical interactions between the catalytic phase (e.g. hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) catalyst) and the substrate (in this case H+ cations) is neither facile nor easily designed due to constraints imposed by the structure. On the other hand, appropriate molecular species fit this bill extremely well since they have well-defined structures and it is possible to employ design principles for generating species containing modular and catalytically active site.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QD Chemistry