Amelioration in the visible-light-driven photocatalysis by < 002 > faceted WO<inf>3</inf> nanocuboids

M. Qamar, K. Alhooshani, M. I. Ahmed, A. M. Azad, B. Merzougui

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Abstract

Monoclinic WO<inf>3</inf> nanocuboids with preferred texturing in the < 002 > plane were synthesized hydrothermally using oxalic acid as the structure-directing agent. The faceted WO<inf>3</inf> showed excellent photoelectrochemical oxidation of H<inf>2</inf>O and photocatalytic removal of methyl-tertiary-butyl ether, better than that of its non-faceted counterpart. Improved catalytic activity of nanocuboids is attributed to its surface structure and wettability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Communications
Volume70
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2015

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Keywords

  • Methyl-tertiary-butyl ether
  • Nanocuboids
  • Photoelectrochemical oxidation
  • Semiconductor photocatalysts
  • Sunlight
  • Surface structure
  • Wettability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Chemistry(all)

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Amelioration in the visible-light-driven photocatalysis by < 002 > faceted WO<inf>3</inf> nanocuboids. / Qamar, M.; Alhooshani, K.; Ahmed, M. I.; Azad, A. M.; Merzougui, B.

In: Catalysis Communications, Vol. 70, 11.08.2015, p. 21-25.

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