Nanosheet-constructed porous BiOCl with dominant {001} facets for superior photosensitized degradation

D.-H. Wang, G.-Q. Gao, Y.-W. Zhang, L.-S. Zhou, A.-W. Xu, Wei Chen

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Porous BiOCl micro-flowers constructed from ultrathin nanosheets with nearly 100% {001} facets exposed were selectively prepared. The exposed {001} facets terminated with a high density of oxygen atoms and are not only favorable for the adsorption of the cationic dye RhB but also can accumulate the photogenerated electrons injected from excited RhB. These electrons can be captured by O<inf>2</inf> and transformed to reactive oxygen species, which possess a strong photooxidative ability to degrade the dye pollutants directly and easily. Therefore, the resultant BiOCl photocatalysts exhibit superior activity for indirect dye photosensitization degradation under visible light, with a rapid degradation rate and high photostability. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7780-7785
Number of pages6
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

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