Preparation of crystalline tungsten oxide nanorods with enhanced photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation

Masahiro Sadakane, Naoya Tamura, Naoko Kanome, Sadanobu Sumiya, Ryu Abe, Tsuneji Sano

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Crystalline tungsten oxide (WO3) nanorods with diameters of approximately 8 nm were prepared using SBA-15 mesoporous silica as a hard template and ammonium metatungstate as a tungsten source, which have larger surface area (ca. 90m2 g11) than other WO3 materials and, therefore, exhibit superior photocatalytic activity for the decomposition of acetic acid under visible light irradiation after Pt loading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-445
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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