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Small. 2014 Jul;10(14):2783-90. doi: 10.1002/smll.201400506. Epub 2014 Apr 17.

Monoclinic Porous BiVO4 Networks Decorated by Discrete g-C3 N4 Nano-Islands with Tunable Coverage for Highly Efficient Photocatalysis.

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  • 1Key Laboratory for Green Chemical Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering, Tianjin, 300072, China.


An efficient g-C3 N4 /BiVO4 heterojunction photocatalyst is constructed with BiVO4 networks decorated by discrete g-C3 N4 nano-islands with controllable coverage. The as-synthesized g-C3 N4 /BiVO4 photo-catalyst shows superior visible light photocatalytic activity. The enhanced photocatalytic activity can be ascribed to increased charge separation efficiency, separated redox reaction sites, fully exposed reactive interfaces, and excellent visible light response of g-C3 N4 /BiVO4 composite.

© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.


Heterojunction; Photocatalysts; bismuth vanadate; g-C3N4/BiVO4; graphitic carbon nitride

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