The range of photocatalysts useful to synthetic chemists could well be extended thanks to work carried out in our team. This team has demonstrated the efficiency of core-shell nanocrystals of the cadmium/selenium-zinc sulfide type. They are active in water, with visible light. Another advantage demonstrated by this study is that these nanocrystals can bring several electrons at the same time and thus trigger elaborate reactions.
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Thesis presented October 16, 2018 by Fabio Agnese. PhD thesis available as a pdf file.
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