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Efficient Degradation of Toxic Organic Pollutants With Ni2O3/TiO2-xBx Under Visible Irradiation

Date: 05-17-2004   source: Jincai   Print

Wei Zhao, Wanhong Ma, Chuncheng Chen, Jincai Zhao*, and Zhigang Shuai


To promote efficient use of solar energy, many studies have focused on the modification of TiO2 to extend its spectral response to visible region. Here we report a combined modification of TiO2 by two components: the nonmetal element boron and the metal oxide Ni2O3. The photocatalyst presents high photocatalytic activity in the visible region, which can efficiently degrade and mineralize toxic organic pollutants such as trichlorophenol (TCP), 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP), and sodium benzoate. The dechlorination and mineralization results indicate the photocatalytic pathway via visible light excitation. The study demonstrates that the modification of TiO2 both to extend its spectral response to the visible region and to improve its catalytic efficiency can be achieved by doping with boron, a nonmetal, and Ni2O3, a metal oxide.


J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 4782

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