Porous microspheres of MgO-patched TiO2 for CO2 photoreduction with H2O vapor: temperature-dependent activity and stability. Academic Article uri icon


  • A novel MgO-patched TiO2 microsphere photocatalyst demonstrated 10 times higher activity toward CO production from CO2 photoreduction with H2O vapor, when the reaction temperature increased from 50 to 150 C. The catalytic performance of hybrid MgO-TiO2 was much more stable than TiO2, particularly at a higher temperature, likely due to easier desorption of reaction intermediates and the enhanced CO2 adsorption by MgO.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, L., Zhao, C., Zhao, H., Pitts, D., & Li, Y.

citation count

  • 98

complete list of authors

  • Liu, Lianjun||Zhao, Cunyu||Zhao, Huilei||Pitts, Daniel||Li, Ying

publication date

  • January 2013