Bismuth oxyiodide composites were synthesized and tested as photocatalysts under visible light irradiation. Calcination of bismuth oxyiodide, BiOI, at 420 °C for various lengths of time led to composites with varying compositions of Bi7O9I3 and α-Bi5O7I. The ease of forming iodide-poor bismuth oxyhalides can be attributed to ready loss of the strongly reducing iodide ion. Thermogravimetric measurements show that BiOI is not thermally stable above 350 °C. The Bi7O9I3/α-Bi5O7I composites formed active visible-light photocatalysts for the degradation of phenol, p-chlorophenol, p-cresol, and 4-tert-butylphenol. Compared to BiOI, the rate constant for the photodegradation of phenol was 5–6 times higher over the Bi7O9I3/α-Bi5O7I composites. The excellent activity can be attributed to the efficient separation of photogenerated charge carriers at the intimately contacted heterojunctions of the in situ-generated composites.
Research on Chemical Intermediates – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 1, 2015
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