A new insight into photoinduced charge transfer processes across carbon nanotube@TiO2 interfaces has been gained based on experimental details from transient absorption spectroscopy. We show that photoinduced, interfacial hole transfer to carboxylic acid-functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (oxMWCNTs) from TiO2 results in hole-doped oxMWCNTs and reduced TiO2. The latter is inferred from femto- and nanosecond transient absorption spectroscopy performed with oxMWCNT@TiO2 dispersions and complemented with investigations using methyl viologen and N,N,N′,N′-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine as an electron scavenger and a hole scavenger, respectively. The results of ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy (UPS) of the compounds corroborate the findings, highlighting the strong coupling between oxMWCNTs and TiO2 in these hybrids.

Interfacial charge transfer in functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube@TiO2 nanofibres

IGLESIAS ASPERILLA, DANIEL;MARCHESAN, SILVIA;PRATO, MAURIZIO;
2017

Abstract

A new insight into photoinduced charge transfer processes across carbon nanotube@TiO2 interfaces has been gained based on experimental details from transient absorption spectroscopy. We show that photoinduced, interfacial hole transfer to carboxylic acid-functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (oxMWCNTs) from TiO2 results in hole-doped oxMWCNTs and reduced TiO2. The latter is inferred from femto- and nanosecond transient absorption spectroscopy performed with oxMWCNT@TiO2 dispersions and complemented with investigations using methyl viologen and N,N,N′,N′-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine as an electron scavenger and a hole scavenger, respectively. The results of ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy (UPS) of the compounds corroborate the findings, highlighting the strong coupling between oxMWCNTs and TiO2 in these hybrids.
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