Facile synthesis of BiOCl nano-flowers of narrow band gap and their visible-light-induced photocatalytic property

Lang Chen, Shuang Feng Yin*, Rui Huang, Yan Zhou, Sheng Lian Luo, Chak Tong AU

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Abstract

Novel nanostructured flower-like bismuth oxychloride (BiOCl) has been fast synthesized by a simple method in the presence of nitric acid and l-Lysine. The BiOCl nano-flowers, with a narrow band gap (2.87 eV), show excellent photocatalytic activity in the degradation of Rh-B dye under visible light (λ ≥435 nm), much higher than those of the photocatalysts ever reported in the literatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-57
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Communications
Volume23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2012

Scopus Subject Areas

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

User-Defined Keywords

  • BiOCl nanoflower
  • Optical properties
  • Photodegradation
  • Semiconductors

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