Size Controlled Two-dimensional Co3O4 with Exposure of {111} Plane: Synthesis and Catalytic Properties for Photooxidation of Organics

Author(s): Jiahui Kou , Rajender S. Varma .

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 17 , Issue 20 , 2013

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Abstract:

The size controlled 2D hexagonal structured Co3O4 with exposure of {111} plane was fabricated, and the catalytic properties for photooxidation of organics using as-prepared samples were investigated. 2D hexagonal structured Co3O4 with the size of 3 μm displays the higher photocatalytic activity than 200 nm size for the photooxidation of IPA and cyclohexanol, both of which are higher than bulk Co3O4, suggesting that more exposure of {111} planes provides Co3O4 with greatly enhanced photocatalytic activity.

Keywords: Photocatalysis, Co3O4, Two-dimension, Crystal plane, Photooxidation.

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VOLUME: 17
ISSUE: 20
Year: 2013
Page: [2238 - 2242]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/13852728113179990046
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