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A Novel Bi2MoO6/ZIF-8 Composite for Enhanced Visible Light Photocatalytic Activity

Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Special Functional Materials & Shenzhen Engineering Laboratory for Advance Technology of Ceramics, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(4), 545;
Received: 3 March 2019 / Revised: 23 March 2019 / Accepted: 29 March 2019 / Published: 4 April 2019
A series of novel Bi2MoO6/zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) photocatalysts have been successfully fabricated through a facile self-assembly process. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV-vis spectrophotometry, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) characterized pure Bi2MoO6, pure ZIF-8, and a series of Bi2MoO6/ZIF-8 composites. The result indicated that, when compared with pure Bi2MoO6, the composite of Bi2MoO6/ZIF-8 exhibited excellent photocatalytic performance for the degradation of methylene blue (MB) under visible light. Moreover, the Bi2MoO6/ZIF-8-3 composite (the molar ratio of Bi2MoO6 to 2-MI is 3:3) has optimum photocatalytic performance because of the suitable amount of ZIF-8 decorated on the flower-like Bi2MoO6. The enhanced photocatalytic activity is probably due to the introduction of ZIF-8, which will promote the separation of electron–hole pair and the surface morphology. Benefitting from the diversity of the MOF species (ZIF-8 is one of them), this composing strategy of Bi2MoO6/MOF composite would provide new insight into the design of highly efficient visible light photocatalysts. View Full-Text
Keywords: Bi2MoO6; ZIF-8; photocatalysis; morphology Bi2MoO6; ZIF-8; photocatalysis; morphology
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Xia, Y.; Shang, S.-K.; Zeng, X.-R.; Zhou, J.; Li, Y.-Y. A Novel Bi2MoO6/ZIF-8 Composite for Enhanced Visible Light Photocatalytic Activity. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 545.

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