Professor Kang Zhenhui, Professor Shao Mingwang, and Professor Liu Yang Published the Paper in Nature Communications

Artificial photocatalytic synthesis of H2O2 from water and oxygen has attraced extensive attention as a non-polluting method. Due to the abundant water resources in the ocean, the preparation of H2O2 from seawater can not only alleviate the shortage of fresh water resources, but also greatly reduce the process cost. So far, it is still a difficult problem to produce H2O2 in seawater by using technology.

Recently, Professor Kang Zhenhui, Professor Shao Mingwang and Professor Liu Yang from Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials of Soochow University have carried out experiments in this field for the first time by using the self-designed and developed test system. The Result entitled “A metal-free photocatalyst for highly efficient hydrogen peroxide photoproduction in real seawater” was published in Nature Communications.

At present, the test results of the system, as important experimental data, have supported many scientific research papers of universities to be published in such significant journals as Nature Communications, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Nano Letters, and Applied Catalysis B-Environmental.

Phd Candidate Wu Qingyao directed by Professor Shao Ming Wang and Professor Kang Zhenhui is the first author.

AuthorQingyao Wu, Jingjing Cao, Xiao Wang, Yan Liu, Yajie Zhao, Hui Wang, Yang Liu*, Hui Huang, Fan Liao, Mingwang Shao* and Zhenhui Kang*

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This work is supported by National MCF Energy R&D Program (2018YFE0306105), National Key Research and Development Project of China (2020YFA0406104 and 2017YFA0204800), Innovative Research Group Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51821002), National Natural Science Foundation of China (51725204, 21771132, 51972216, 52041202), Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20190041), Key-Area Research and Development Program of GuangDong Province (2019B010933001), Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science & Technology, the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD), and the 111 Project. Finally, we would like to thank Prof. Haiping Lin for his contribution to the calculation part of this work.