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Molecules 2017, 22(5), 859; doi:10.3390/molecules22050859

CTAB-Assisted Fabrication of Bi2WO6 Thin Nanoplates with High Adsorption and Enhanced Visible Light-Driven Photocatalytic Performance

School of Physical Science & Technology, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225002, China
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Academic Editors: Rongchao Jin and Gang Chen
Received: 24 March 2017 / Revised: 3 May 2017 / Accepted: 12 May 2017 / Published: 22 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications)
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Two-dimensional thin Bi2WO6 nanoplates have been fabricated using a cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)-assisted hydrothermal method. We investigated the proposed formation mechanism based on the crystalline structures of the thin Bi2WO6 nanoplates. The high adsorption ability and excellent visible-light driven photocatalytic activities of the Bi2WO6 nanoplates were illustrated, in view of exposed (001) facets of nanoplates possessing faster separation of photo-generated charge carriers and increased catalytically active sites. Such a cost-effective way to obtain Bi2WO6 nanoplates offers new possibilities for the design of adsorptive semiconductor photocatalysts with strengthened photocatalytic activities. View Full-Text
Keywords: Bi2WO6 nanoplates; semiconductor photocatalyst; visible light-driven Bi2WO6 nanoplates; semiconductor photocatalyst; visible light-driven
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Zhou, Y.; Lv, P.; Meng, X.; Tang, Y.; Huang, P.; Chen, X.; Shen, X.; Zeng, X. CTAB-Assisted Fabrication of Bi2WO6 Thin Nanoplates with High Adsorption and Enhanced Visible Light-Driven Photocatalytic Performance. Molecules 2017, 22, 859.

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