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Silicon Quantum Dots:  A General Photocatalyst for Reduction, Decomposition, and Selective Oxidation Reactions

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posted on 10.10.2007, 00:00 by Zhenhui Kang, Chi Him A. Tsang, Ning-Bew Wong, Zhendong Zhang, Shuit-Tong Lee
The 1−2 nm SiQDs can photocatalyze CO2 reduction and dye (methyl red) degradation, while 3−4 nm SiQDs can photocatalyze selective oxidation of benzene to phenol, owing to tunable band gap and excellent photoconductive properties of SiQDs.