Department of Chemistry
Facile synthesis of BiOCl nano-flowers of narrow band gap and their visible-light-induced photocatalytic property
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. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
BiOCl nanoflower, Optical properties, Photodegradation, Semiconductors
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Chen, Lang, Shuang-Feng Yin, Rui Huang, Yan Zhou, Sheng-Lian Luo, and Chak-Tong Au. "Facile synthesis of BiOCl nano-flowers of narrow band gap and their visible-light-induced photocatalytic property." Catalysis Communications 23 (2012): 54-57.