Ligand-free one-step synthesis of {001} faceted semiconducting biocl single crystals and their photocatalytic activity

Anupam Biswas, Raja Das, Chandan Dey, Rahul Banerjee, Pankaj Poddar

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Abstract

Herein, we report one-step ligand-free hydrothermal synthesis of predominantly {001}-faceted micron-sized single crystals of bismuth oxychloride (BiOCl). The structural chlorine is obtained by in situ generation of chloride ions. From Raman spectra, we could resolve the Eg transition. Photocatalytic activity of as-synthesized crystals showed 78% degradation of RhB dye under a xenon source after 120 min of exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-239
Number of pages4
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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