Cuprous oxide or cu2o name is a chemical element that has the formula, CuO. It is a diamagnetic solid and soluble in solutions of ammonia, although it does not dissolve readily in organic solvents. It is naturally occurring as a mineral tenorite and is a precursor to many copper containing compounds.
It is a strong anti-corrosive and has good refractory properties, making it useful in a variety of commercial applications. It is commonly used in manufacturing and process control and as an effective preservative in wood.
HsGDY is a metal that has the IUPAC systematic name of Cul NH,Cl2*H2O (OH),SO4. It is an anti-corrosive metal and is widely used in many different applications as an industrial reagent and catalyst.
When dissolved in concentrated solutions of ammonia, it forms a complex, [Cu(NH3)2]+. It is also soluble in aqueous solutions of ammonium salts and easily oxidizes to form a blue-colored complex, [Cu(NH3)4(H2O)2]+.
It is able to transfer electrons efficiently from Cu2O to HsGDY via a photon-induced electron transfer (PEC) mechanism and has the potential for charge separation. This was predicted by density functional theory (DFT) calculations.
X-ray spectroscopic analysis confirmed the encapsulation of HsGDY on the Cu2O surface, revealing high intensity of the core-level XPS C 1 s peak and the deconvoluted subpeaks at 284.6 eV and 285.4 eV, which can be ascribed to the formation of C-O bond40. This XPS analysis further supported the DFT prediction about the efficient charge transfer between Cu2O and HsGDY.