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Catalysts 2017, 7(5), 126; doi:10.3390/catal7050126

Ion-Exchange of Cu2+ Promoted Layered Perovskite K2La2Ti3O10 for Photocatalytic Degradation Chlorobenzene under Simulated Solar Light Irradiation

Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Organic Pollution Prevention and Control, Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China
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Academic Editors: Shaobin Wang and Xiaoguang Duan
Received: 26 February 2017 / Revised: 19 April 2017 / Accepted: 21 April 2017 / Published: 26 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heterogeneous Catalysis for Environmental Remediation)
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The layered perovskite, K2La2Ti3O10 was prepared by sol-gel method. Ion-exchange of Cu2+ was prepared to improve the photocatalytic activity of K2La2Ti3O10 for chlorobenzene degradation under simulated solar light irradiation. The original K2La2Ti3O10 and Cu2+/K2La2Ti3O10 were characterized by power X-ray diffraction, UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, and specific surface area measurement. The XRD analysis shows that Cu2+ ions is incorporated in place of K+ ions and the grain growth is inhibited by ion-exchange. With the rise of calcination temperature, more interlayer Cu2+ was converted into new crystal phase CuO. The degradation ratio reaches 51.1% on Cu2+/K2La2Ti3O10 calcined at 500 °C in air, which is higher 16.9% than the original K2La2Ti3O10. It should be ascribed to the narrow interlayer distance, the formation of CuO, smaller grain size, and the high visible light absorption on the surface of Cu2+/K2La2Ti3O10 calcined at 500 °C. It is found that the exposure of CO2 could promote the photocatalytic activity of Cu2+/K2La2Ti3O10. It also suggests that CO2 is involved in the reduction to form benzaldehyde during decomposition of chlorobenzene. View Full-Text
Keywords: solar light; photocatalytic activity; chlorobenzene; layered perovskite; ion-exchange solar light; photocatalytic activity; chlorobenzene; layered perovskite; ion-exchange
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Pang, D.; Gao, J.; Ouyang, F.; Zhu, R.; Xie, C. Ion-Exchange of Cu2+ Promoted Layered Perovskite K2La2Ti3O10 for Photocatalytic Degradation Chlorobenzene under Simulated Solar Light Irradiation. Catalysts 2017, 7, 126.

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