Constructing ultrathin film with "memory" photocatalytic activity from monolayered tungstate nanodots

Zheng Xing, Xiangkang Zeng, Ana Deletic, David McCarthy, Gen Wang, Xiwang Zhang

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An ultrathin film of monolayered tungstate nanodots was successfully fabricated via a layer-by-layer self-assembly method, which shows a “memory” photocatalytic activity. Photoinduced electrons are quickly stored in the ultrathin film upon irradiation due to the reduction of W6+ to W5+, and discharged to produce superoxides, enabling post-irradiation antibacterial activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6985 - 6988
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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