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Synthesis and Characterization of a New Aluminum-Doped Bismuth Subcarbonate

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Laboratorio de Química Inorgánica y Catálisis, Departamento de Química, Escuela de Ciencias, Universidad de Oriente, Núcleo de Sucre, Cumaná 6101, Venezuela
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Laboratorio de Polímeros, Departamento de Materiales, Instituto de Investigaciones en Biomedicina y Ciencias Aplicadas “Dra. Susan Tai”, Universidad de Oriente, Cumaná 6101, Venezuela
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Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, Call Box 860, 00792 Humacao, Puerto Rico
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Grupo de Investigaciones en Química y Biología, Departamento de Química y Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad del Norte, Carrera 51B, Km 5, vía Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla 081007, Colombia
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Crystals 2019, 9(9), 466; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst9090466
Received: 17 July 2019 / Revised: 8 August 2019 / Accepted: 23 August 2019 / Published: 6 September 2019
A new compound, Bi2O2CO3:Al, was synthesized by the coprecipitation method. The characterization was done by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), electronic scanning microscopy (SEM), and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). The characterization methods allowed to identify the Bi2O2CO3:Al compound, such as the Al-doped Bi2O2CO3 by XRD, the anionic part (CO32−) by FTIR, and the presence of aluminum in the compound by XPS and EDX. It was confirmed to have a nanostructure like a nanosheet and a microstructure that resembles a type sponge by SEM. View Full-Text
Keywords: Bi2O2CO3:Al; doped; aluminum; photocatalysis Bi2O2CO3:Al; doped; aluminum; photocatalysis
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Álvarez, L.; Rojas de Gascue, B.; Tremont, R.J.; Márquez, E.; Velazco, E.J. Synthesis and Characterization of a New Aluminum-Doped Bismuth Subcarbonate. Crystals 2019, 9, 466.

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