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Retraction: Synthesis and facet-dependent photocatalytic activity of BiOBr single-crystalline nanosheets

Wenwen Lin a, Xian Wang a, Yonghao Wang a, Jiye Zhang a, Zhang Lin b, Bintian Zhang b and Feng Huang *a
aKey Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials Chemistry and Physics, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002, P. R. China. E-mail:; Fax: +86 591 83705474; Tel: +86 591 83792630
bState Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002, China

Received 3rd April 2017 , Accepted 3rd April 2017

First published on 19th April 2017

Retraction of ‘Synthesis and facet-dependent photocatalytic activity of BiOBr single-crystalline nanosheets’ by Wenwen Lin et al., Chem. Commun., 2014, DOI: 10.1039/c3cc41498a.

The Royal Society of Chemistry hereby wholly retracts this Chemical Communications article with the agreement of the authors, due to significant similarities to ref. 1, including reporting similar conclusions, without proper citation. They confirmed that their experimental work had been carried out independently but they recognised that the degree of similarity in the reporting of the studies was inappropriate.

The authors requested the withdrawal of their article after it had been published online, and therefore withdrawal was not possible. This was not communicated correctly to the authors and they were led to believe that their article had been withdrawn. The resultant delay to the retraction of this article is due to an oversight on the part of the editorial team.

In order to correct the scientific record this article is now being retracted.

The Royal Society of Chemistry sincerely apologises for the delay in identifying this error and any consequent inconvenience to authors and readers.

Retraction endorsed by May Copsey, Executive Editor for Chemical Communications, December 2016.


  1. J. Jiang, K. Zhao, X. Xiao and L. Zhang, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 4473–4476 CrossRef CAS PubMed.

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