Synthesis and facet-dependent photoreactivity of BiOCl single-crystalline nanosheets.

Research paper by Jing J Jiang, Kun K Zhao, Xiaoyi X Xiao, Lizhi L Zhang

Indexed on: 03 Mar '12Published on: 03 Mar '12Published in: Journal of the American Chemical Society


BiOCl single-crystalline nanosheets with exposed {001} and {010} facets were selectively synthesized via a facile hydrothermal route. The resulting BiOCl single-crystalline nanosheets with exposed {001} facets exhibited higher activity for direct semiconductor photoexcitation pollutant degradation under UV light, but the counterpart with exposed {010} facets possessed superior activity for indirect dye photosensitization degradation under visible light.