Photocatalytic activity of hydrothermally-synthesized single-crystalline Bi3.15Nd0.85Ti3O12 nanoplates

  • Hongyan Qi
  • Yong Liu
  • Ming Xiao
  • Huaixing Wang
  • Shifang Wang
  • Haifeng Luo
  • Liang Huang


Single-crystalline Bi3.15Nd0.85Ti3O12 (BNdT) nanoplates were synthesized through a hydrothermal process and BNdT microplates were obtained by post-annealing of the as-prepared nanoplates. Structural and morphological characterizations revealed that all the as-prepared products were orthorhombic layered-perovskite and plate-like in shape. The photocatalytic activity of the BNdT nanoplates was evaluated using the degradation of methyl orange (MO) solution. When the nanoplates were used as the catalyst, up to 70 % MO was decolorized after UV irradiation for 195 min, whereas lower than 8 % MO was decolorized when the microplates were used under the same conditions. The photocatalytic decolorization of MO solution by the catalyst was a pseudo-first-order kinetics reaction.


Photocatalytic Activity Methyl Orange BiFeO3 BiVO4 Photogenerated Carrier 
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This work was supported by the National Science Foundation of China (11402081).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Institute of Information Science and TechnologyHubei University of EducationWuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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