Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 1493–1508 | Cite as

Doping effects on mixed-phase crystalline perovskite AxSr1−xFeO3−δ (A = Pr, Sm; 0 ≤ x  ≤ 0.8) nanoparticles and their application for photodegradation of rhodamine B

  • Minh Ngoc HaEmail author
  • Lichao Wang
  • Zhe ZhaoEmail author


A series of doped perovskite AxSr1xFeO3δ (A = Pr, Sm; 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.8) nanoparticles were synthesized using a solution combustion method. By doping lanthanide elements, the crystal phase of the perovskite SrFeO3δ (SFO) changed from cubic to orthorhombic system. Phase transitions and mixed-phase components of prepared catalysts can be successfully controlled only by varying the mole ratio of A-site doping at 800 °C for 5 h. Compared with pure SFO, the Pr/Sm-doped SFO samples exhibited enhanced absorption capability especially in the visible light region. The band gap of Pr/Sm-doped SFO samples was gradually decreased and the BET surface area increased with the increase of the Pr and Sm dopant content. The perovskite AxSr1xFeO3δ (A = Pr, Sm; x = 0.6, 0.8) included mixed phases of cubic and orthorhombic crystallinity and exhibited better photocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B (RhB) than single cubic phase. The photodegradation efficiency of RhB was increased with an increasing amount of A-site doping.


Perovskite Photodegradation Mixed phases Phase transition Photocatalytic oxidation 



This research is funded by the VNU University of Science under project number TN.17.24.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VNU Key Laboratory of Advanced Materials for Green Growth, VNU University of ScienceVietnam National UniversityHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Research Institute of Industrial Catalysis, School of Chemistry and Molecular EngineeringEast China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of Materials Science and EngineeringShanghai Institute of TechnologyShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and EngineeringDonghua UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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