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Title: One-step construction of heterostructured metal-organics@Bi2O3 with improved photoinduced charge transfer and enhanced activity in photocatalytic degradation of sulfamethoxazole under solar light irradiation
Authors: Bao, Yueping
Lim, Teik-Thye
Goei, Ronn
Zhong, Ziyi
Wang, Rong
Hu, Xiao
Keywords: Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Bao, Y., Lim, T.-T., Goei, R., Zhong, Z., Wang, R., & Hu, X. (2018). One-step construction of heterostructured metal-organics@Bi2O3 with improved photoinduced charge transfer and enhanced activity in photocatalytic degradation of sulfamethoxazole under solar light irradiation. Chemosphere, 205, 396-403. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.04.031
Journal: Chemosphere 
Abstract: A facile one-step assembly method was developed for the preparation of metal-organics @Bi2O3 composites for photocatalysis. Two kinds of metal-organics (Ti-bdc and Cu-btc)@Bi2O3 composites were synthesized via the coordination of btc3-/bdc2- and metal ions (Ti4+/Cu2+) as well as OH on the surface of Bi2O3. Compared with pure Bi2O3, Ti-bdc@Bi2O3 shows a 1.7 times higher photocatalytic activity in the degradation of sulfamethoxazole (SMX) under a simulated solar irradiation with a cumulative removal of 62% within 60 min. The high photocatalytic activity could be attributed to the high charge separation, enhanced electron transfer as well as the low recombination rate of photo-generated electrons and holes due to the construction of hetero-structures. The stability test showed that Ti-bdc@Bi2O3 is more stable in water than Cu-btc@Bi2O3. Furthermore, through the radical-trapping experiments and main intermediates detection, it is demonstrated that the photo-generated holes as well as the OH and O2- formed dominate the photocatalytic decomposition of SMX. These findings demonstrate the potential usage of a facile method to synthesize metal-organics and metal oxides composites, some of which possess high water stability and thus could be employed for water treatment.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/139895
ISSN: 0045-6535
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.04.031
Rights: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Chemosphere and is made available with permission of Elsevier Ltd.
Fulltext Permission: open
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