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

Authors : Bilal brahim Dan-Iya and G. Selda Pozan Soylu*



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Abstract

Bismuth oxychloride nanocomposite was successfully synthesized using bismuth(III) triacetate [Bi(CH3COO)3] and tin(II) chloridedihydrate (SnCl2.2H2O) 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 BiOCl was evaluated by degradation of Bisphenol A (BPA, 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane). The BiOCl showed a total degradation 100% of BPA in 60 min.

Keyword

Bismuth oxychloride, nanocomposite, sol-gel, photodegradation, BPA