Morphological control of lanthanide ferrocyanides and their highly efficient catalytic degradation performance toward organic dyes under dark ambient conditions †
KCe[FeII(CN)6]·4H2O (CePBA), a Prussian blue analogue, was successfully synthesized with various morphologies and different sizes. CePBA, when used as a heterogeneous catalyst, can rapidly and completely degrade a large number of methylene blue molecules in 30 seconds: 14.5 mg of MB (for each 5 mg of catalyst). The CePBA catalyst is reusable. These are very important parameters for practical applications.