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Photocatalytic Degradation of Isopropanol Over PbSnO3Nanostructures Under Visible Light Irradiation

Di Chen, Shuxin Ouyang and Jinhua Ye*

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International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) and Photocatalytic Materials Center (PMC), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0047, Japan

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2009, 4:274-280  doi:10.1007/s11671-008-9237-y

Published: 7 January 2009

Abstract

Nanostructured PbSnO3photocatalysts with particulate and tubular morphologies have been synthesized from a simple hydrothermal process. As-prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Brunauer–Emmet–Teller surface area, transmission electron microscopy, and diffraction spectroscopy. The photoactivities of the PbSnO3nanostructures for isopropanol (IPA) degradation under visible light irradiation were investigated systematically, and the results revealed that these nanostructures show much higher photocatalytic properties than bulk PbSnO3material. The possible growth mechanism of tubular PbSnO3catalyst was also investigated briefly.

Keywords:
Nanostructures; Photocatalysts