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Wide band gap p-block metal oxyhydroxide InOOH: A new durable photocatalyst for benzene degradation

Li, Zhaohui and Xie, Zhipeng and Zhang, Yongfan and Wu, Ling and Wang, Xuxu and Fu, Xianzhi (2007) Wide band gap p-block metal oxyhydroxide InOOH: A new durable photocatalyst for benzene degradation. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 111 (49). pp. 18348-18352.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp076107r

Abstract

Nanocrystalline InOOH was synthesized from In(NO3)3 and ethylenediamine via a facile solvothermal method. The obtained sample was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2-sorption (BET surface area), UV−vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), and Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The as-prepared InOOH showed photocatalytic activity for benzene degradation under 300-nm UV irradiations. Compared to P25, InOOH showed comparable conversion of benzene, higher mineralization, and no obvious deactivation of InOOH was observed during the prolonged operation. A possible mechanism of the photocatalysis over InOOH was also proposed.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:5998
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:06 Aug 2009 09:58
Last Modified:06 Aug 2009 09:58

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