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Fabrication of a Novel Fe3O4/BiOCl Nanocomposite as Magnetic Visible Light Photocatalytic Materials

Author(s): Jingyi Bai, Rongfang Zhao, Guowang Diao.

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A magnetic Fe3O4/BiOCl nanocomposite has been prepared by a facile deposition–precipitation process. The microstructure and morphology of this nanocomposite were performed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution TEM (HRTEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The Fe3O4/BiOCl magnetic nanocomposite displays excellent catalytic activity for the photodegradation of RhB under simulated solar light irradiation. Introducing the magnetic materials Fe3O4 in the nanocomposite makes the Fe3O4/BiOCl nanocomposite photocatalyst easily being reused without loss of activity due to its magnetic property. The excellent activity, photo-stability and magnetic recyclability of the nanocomposite photocatalyst reveal that it is a promising candidate for environmental remediation.

Keywords: BiOCl, Fe3O4, nanocomposite, photocatalytic, rhodamine B.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2015
Page: [186 - 190]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1573413710666141017232354
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