Paper Title:
A Series of Bi-Based Oxychlorides as Efficient Photocatalysts
  Abstract

A series of layered-structure Bi-based oxychlorides such as BiOCl, Bi3O4Cl, Na0.5Bi1.5O2Cl, Bi4NbO8Cl and MBiO2Cl (M = Ca, Sr, Ba, Cd, Pb) used as efficient photocatalysts. Among them, Bi3O4Cl (Eg = 2.79 eV), Na0.5Bi1.5O2Cl (Eg = 3.03 eV), Bi4NbO8Cl (Eg = 2.38 eV) and PbBiO2Cl (Eg = 2.45 eV) are visible-light-responsive. The powders synthesized by solid state reactions were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and UV-Vis diffuse reflection spectrum. Their photocatalytic activities were evaluated by the degradation of methyl orange. The results generally show that the UV-induced photocatalytic performances of the novel oxychloride catalysts are better than or comparable to that of anatase TiO2. The high photocatalytic performance of Bi-based oxychlorides is mainly ascribed to the presence of strong internal static electric fields between layers.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 368-372)
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Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Pages
1503-1506
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.368-372.1503
Citation
X. P. Lin, F. Q. Huang, W. D. Wang, Z. C. Shan, J. L. Shi, "A Series of Bi-Based Oxychlorides as Efficient Photocatalysts", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 1503-1506, 2008
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February 2008
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