Synthesis of SnNb 2O 6 nanoplates and their photocatalytic properties

Yasuhiro Hosogi, Hideki Kato, Akihiko Kudo

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The visible light-driven photocatalyst SnNb 2O 6 was synthesized by reacting Sr 2Nb 2O 7 with molten SnCl 2 at 573 K. SEM observations revealed that the SnNb 2O 6 sample had a surface area of 56 m 2 g -1, with particles having a nanoplate shape, a thickness of ca. 10 nm and widths of several hundred nm. A Pt-loaded SnNb 2O 6 nanoplate sample showed photocatalytic activity for H 2 evolution from an aqueous methanol solution under visible light irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-579
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun 5
Externally publishedYes

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