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Facile synthesis of ultrathin SnNb2O6 nanosheets towards improved visible-light photocatalytic H2-production activity

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Abstract

Ultrathin SnNb2O6 nanosheets with a thickness of ∼3 nm were synthesized via a facile hydrothermal route using ultrathin K4Nb6O17 nanosheets as the precursor. This ultrathin nanosheets with a large specific surface area of 71.1 m2 g−1 showed improved visible-light photocatalytic H2-production activity in lactic acid aqueous solution, which is about 4 and 14 times higher than that of 50 nm-thick SnNb2O6 nanosheets and bulk SnNb2O6 powders, respectively. The higher activity of ultrathin nanosheets was mainly attributed to their larger specific surface area and much better charge transfer efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of ultrathin SnNb2O6 nanosheets towards improved visible-light photocatalytic H2-production activity

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The article was received on 04 May 2016, accepted on 03 Jun 2016 and first published on 03 Jun 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03739A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 8239-8242
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    Facile synthesis of ultrathin SnNb2O6 nanosheets towards improved visible-light photocatalytic H2-production activity

    C. Zhou, Y. Zhao, L. Shang, R. Shi, L. Wu, C. Tung and T. Zhang, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 8239
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03739A

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