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Photocatalytic Formation of Hydrogen Peroxide

Bahnemann, Detlef W. and Hoffmann, Michael R. and Hong, Andrew P. and Kormann, Claudius (1987) Photocatalytic Formation of Hydrogen Peroxide. In: The Chemistry of Acid Rain. ACS Symposium Series. No.349. American Chemical Society , Washington, DC, pp. 120-132. ISBN 9780841214149.

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The two-electron reduction of molecular oxygen to hydrogen peroxide can be catalyzed by metal oxide semiconductor particles in the presence of visible and near-UV light. Even though very high quantum yields for this process are observed, rather low steady-state concentrations of H_2O_2 are reached. Detailed mechanisms are presented to explain these experimental findings. Metal oxide particles are found in atmospheric and surface waters. The environmental significance of photocatalytic formation of H_2O_2 on these particles in natural systems is discussed.

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Additional Information:© 1987 American Chemical Society. Received March 16, 1987. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the U.S. EPA (CR812356-01-0 and R811612-01-0) and in particular we want to thank Drs. Donald Carey and Marcia Dodge for their support.
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Official Citation:Photocatalytic Formation of Hydrogen Peroxide Detlef W. Bahnemann, Michael R. Hoffmann, Andrew P. Hong, and Claudius Kormann The Chemistry of Acid Rain. September 3, 1987, 120-132 Doi:10.1021/bk-1987-0349.ch010
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