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Templated synthesis of atomically thin platy hematite nanoparticles within a layered silicate exhibiting efficient photocatalytic activity

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Abstract

Since iron oxides show poor photocatalytic activity, tremendous effort has been directed toward synthesizing iron oxide-based photocatalysts modified with other materials such as co-catalysts. Herein we report the synthesis of atomically thin plate-shaped hematite (α-Fe2O3) nanoparticles in the two-dimensional interlayer nanospace of a layered silicate. The supported hematite showed considerably higher photocatalytic activity for the oxidative decomposition of formic acid and the partial oxidation of cyclohexane than conventional hematite and TiO2. The supported photocatalyst also showed excellent stability for the reaction.

Graphical abstract: Templated synthesis of atomically thin platy hematite nanoparticles within a layered silicate exhibiting efficient photocatalytic activity

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The article was received on 27 Nov 2017, accepted on 17 Feb 2018 and first published on 19 Feb 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA10427H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 5166-5171
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    Templated synthesis of atomically thin platy hematite nanoparticles within a layered silicate exhibiting efficient photocatalytic activity

    D. Mani, N. Tsunoji, Y. Yumauchi, M. Arivanandhan, R. Jayavel and Y. Ide, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5166
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA10427H

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