Solvothermal synthesis of BiOCl flower-like hierarchical structures with high photocatalytic activity

Dongfeng Sun, Junping Li, Zhihai Feng, Lei He, Bin Zhao, Tingyu Wang, Ruixing Li, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato

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Abstract

Flower-like BiOCl hierarchical structures were successfully synthesized in the presence of citric acid through a solvothermal process using methanol as a solvent. The citric acid played significant roles, which functioned as both a chelating regent and a structure-directing agent. The as-synthesized flower-like BiOCl particles were assembled by numerous BiOCl nanosheets with a thickness of ca. 15-20 nm. Importantly, such a flower-like BiOCl morphology exhibited a higher photocatalytic activity than that of commercial TiO2 in degradation of methyl orange under either UV light or simulated sunlight illumination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Communications
Volume51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 5

Keywords

  • BiOCl
  • Hierarchical structures
  • Morphology
  • Photocatalytic
  • Solvothermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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