Materials Chemistry Frontiers
Recent progress in metal halide perovskite photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution
Xing Wang, Yu Peng, Shuang Yang, Hua Gui Yang and Yu Hou
Photocatalytic hydrogen production, which directly converts solar energy into green chemical fuel, has received widespread attention. However, despite significant efforts, the efficiency of conventional photocatalytic materials remains below industrial requirements, owing to the intrinsic limitations such as insufficient light absorption and poor carrier transport capability. Metal halide perovskite (MHP) materials feature superior optoelectronic properties and structural flexibility, rendering them highly attractive candidates for photocatalysis. This review provides a concise introduction to the structural characteristics of MHPs and summarizes their recent progress in the field of photocatalytic hydrogen evolution, including single-component MHPs and MHP-based composites. The review also discuss the current challenges and prospects of MHP photocatalysts, which hold promise for advancing photocatalytic solar-to-hydrogen technology.