Controlled synthesis of BiVO4 submicrospheres and their photocatalytic properties

Xingxing Gao, Hongbo Xu, Jianglong Yu, Jian Wang

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Abstract

An ethylene glycol/water (EG/H2O) system has been designed to synthesize monoclinic BiVO4 submicrospheres through a mild dodecylamine-assisted hydrothermal method. The results show that the crystal phase of the synthesized product can be tuned by changing the volume ratio of EG/H2O. Moreover, the effects of dodecylamine on the morphologies of the obtained products were also discussed. The photocatalytic activities of samples were evaluated on the degradation of methylene blue (MB) under visible-light irradiation (λ > 400 nm). The results indicated that BiVO4 submicrospheres exhibited better photocatalytic activities than peanut-shaped BiVO4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1098-1100
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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