One-Pot Synthesis of BiCuSO Nanosheets under Ambient Atmosphere as Broadband Spectrum Photocatalyst
AbstractCuprous based chalcogenides have attracted intensive research interest due to the potential applications in solar energy conversion. However, typical fabrications of these compounds are often carried out under severe conditions, such as inert gas protection, high vacuum, and/or extreme high temperature. Here we reported a one-pot process for cuprous based chalcogenides synthesis in aqueous solution. A strategy for BiCuSO nanosheets fabrication without toxic chemicals or rigorous reagents at pretty low temperatures under an ambient atmosphere was established, with the practicality of morphology controlling and the compatibility of multifarious precursors. Platelike BiCuSO with a thickness range from several to hundreds nanometers are fabricated by adjusting the alkali concentration, reaction time, and temperature. The positive effect of alkali hydroxide concentration is proposed cautiously based on the experimental results. The photocatalytic activities of BiCuSO nanosheet under UV, visible, and near-infrared irradiation were also investigated. BiCuSO obtained at room temperature with a thickness of 4.5 nm showed the most impressive efficiency to decompose organic contaminants. Our research presented a new way for cuprous sulfides fabrication, and might open up a new vista for large-scale synthesis of cuprous based materials as promising broadband spectrum light-absorbing materials. View Full-Text
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Wang, H.; Ding, J.; Xu, H.; Qiao, L.; Wang, X.; Lin, Y. One-Pot Synthesis of BiCuSO Nanosheets under Ambient Atmosphere as Broadband Spectrum Photocatalyst. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 540.
Wang H, Ding J, Xu H, Qiao L, Wang X, Lin Y. One-Pot Synthesis of BiCuSO Nanosheets under Ambient Atmosphere as Broadband Spectrum Photocatalyst. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(4):540.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Huanchun; Ding, Junping; Xu, Haomin; Qiao, Lina; Wang, Xuanjun; Lin, Yuanhua. 2019. "One-Pot Synthesis of BiCuSO Nanosheets under Ambient Atmosphere as Broadband Spectrum Photocatalyst." Nanomaterials 9, no. 4: 540.
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