An Unprecedented {Ni 14 SiW 9} Hybrid Polyoxometalate With High Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Activity

Chem Commun (Camb). 2019 Apr 4;55(29):4166-4169. doi: 10.1039/c9cc01269a.


A unique polyoxometalate complex made up of a tetradecanuclear nickel bisphosphonate cluster capping a {SiW9} unit has been characterized. This stable compound exhibits a high hydrogen evolution reaction photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation via a reductive quenching mechanism.