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Title: Phase-controlled microwave synthesis of pure monoclinic BiVO<inf>4</inf>nanoparticles for photocatalytic dye degradation
Authors: Kanlaya Pingmuang
Andrew Nattestad
Wiyong Kangwansupamonkon
Gordon G. Wallace
Sukon Phanichphant
Jun Chen
Keywords: Materials Science
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Abstract: © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Pure monoclinic bismuth vanadate (BiVO4) nanoparticles were successfully prepared using a single step, pH-controlled, microwave approach. This simple, fast, synthesis is shown to be an industrially viable, low temperature (≤90 °C, non-vacuum) and environmentally benign alternate to other approaches. The parameters of the microwave synthesis protocol, including pH, temperature, and reaction time, were varied to control morphology and crystal phase. Optimal synthesis conditions for photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) were determined and this material was compared against state-of-the art samples produced by more conventional methods, revealing very similar performances.
ISSN: 23529407
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