Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 357 (2018) 201–212 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry journal homepa ge: www.elsev ier.com/locate/jphotochem In situ synthesis and modiﬁcation of cotton ﬁbers with bismuthoxychloride and titanium dioxide nanoparticles for photocatalytic applications a, b a V.C. Ferreira *, A.J. Goddard , O.C. Monteiro Centro de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Article history: Received 4 December 2017 The successful attachment of semiconducting BiOCl and TiO nanoparticles to cotton ﬁbers by in situ Received in revised form 23 February 2018 approaches is reported. The inﬂuence of the experimental conditions required for both Cotton-NPs Accepted 23 February 2018 preparation was investigated, namely the effect of the temperature required for TiO synthesis. A Available online 24 February 2018 homogeneous, continuous and stable TiO layer, coating the ﬁbers surface, was achieved, whereas BiOCl particles were found distributed on the ﬁber surface. The properties conferred upon NPs immobilization Keywords: were evaluated considering morphological, structural and
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Published: Apr 15, 2018
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