Synthesis and photochemical properties of Cd0.8Zn0.2S pillared H1-xCa2-xLaxNb3O10

Yasuhiko Fukugami, Tsugio Sato

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    Cd0.8Zn0.2S pillars were constructed in the interlayer of H1-xCa2-xLaxNb3O10 (x = 0-0.75) by the stepwise intercalation reactions. The height of Cd0.8Zn0.2S pillar was less than 1 nm and the band gap energy of Cd0.8Zn0.2S pillar was slightly larger than that of normal crystalline one. Cd0.8Zn0.2S pillared compounds showed photocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution in the presence of sacrificial hole acceptor such as Na2SO3 by the band gap irradiation. The photocatalytic activity of Cd0.8Zn0.2S incorporated was superior to that of unsupported one and was improved by doping La3+ ion in the host layer. The heterogeneous electron transfer from guest Cd0.8Zn0.2S to host Ca2-xLaxNb3O10 layer seemed to play an important role to enhance the photocatalytic activity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111-116
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov 16

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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