Preparation and characterization of bismuth oxychioride nanoparticles for the development of photocatalytic performance


Dan-Iya B. I. , Pozan Soylu G. S.

JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol.96, pp.1205-1209, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE INDIAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1205-1209

Abstract

Bismuth oxychioride nanocomposite was successfully synthesized using bismuth(III) triacetate [Bi(CH3COO)(3)] and tin(II) chloride dihydrate (SnCl2 center dot 2H(2)O) as starting materials. Tetragonal structure and size were characterized by X-ray diffraction whereas SEM shows morphology and dispersion at different magnifications as well as FT-IR spectrum range of 450-4000 cm(-1) describes the stretching absorption at different absorption bands. The photocatalytic activity of the BiOCI was evaluated by degradation of Bisphenol A (BPA, 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane). The BiOCI showed a total degradation 100% of BPA in 60 min.