|1- Najafpour, M. M., Madadkhani, S., Tomo, T., Allakhverdiev, S. I., "A nanosized Mn oxide/boron nitride composite as a catalyst for water oxidation ", New Journal of Chemistry, 41: (19), 10627-10633, (2017).|
Herein, a nanosized Mn oxide/boron nitride composite is reported as a catalyst for water oxidation. This study is interesting because nanosized boron nitride is one of the most stable and inert compounds and can form a new composite with Mn oxides. The composite was synthesized using a straightforward and simple procedure and characterized, showing that the composite is a supported Mn(III,IV) oxide on boron nitride. The water-oxidizing activity of the composite was studied in the presence of cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate and photoproduced Ru(bpy)33+ as oxidants. The optimized catalyst calcined at 200–300 °C showed a turnover frequency of 0.15 (mmolO2/s−1 molMn−1) in the presence of cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate.