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Facet-, composition- and wavelength-dependent photocatalysis of Ag$_{2}$MoO$_{4}$

Warmuth, Lucas ORCID iD icon 1; Ritschel, Christian 1; Feldmann, Claus 1
1 Institut für Anorganische Chemie (AOC), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Faceted $\beta$-Ag$_{2}$MoO$_{4}$ microcrystals are prepared by controlled nucleation and growth in diethylene glycol (DEG) or dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO). Both serve as solvents for the liquid-phase synthesis and surface-active agents for the formation of faceted microcrystals. Due to its reducing properties, truncated $\beta$-Ag$_{2}$MoO$_{4}$@Ag octahedra are obtained in DEG. The synthesis in DMSO allows avoiding the formation of elemental silver and results in $\beta$-Ag$_{2}$MoO$_{4}$ cubes and cuboctahedra. Due to its band gap of 3.2 eV, photocatalytic activation of $\beta$-Ag$_{2}$MoO$_{4}$ is only possible under UV-light. To enable $\beta$-Ag$_{2}$MoO$_{4}$ for absorption of visible light, silver-coated $\beta$-Ag$_{2}$MoO$_{4}$@Ag and Ag$_{2}$(Mo$_{0.95}$Cr$_{0.05}$)O$_{4}$ with partial substitution of [MoO4]$^{2-}$ by [CrO4]$^{2-}$ were prepared, too. The photocatalytic activity of all the faceted microcrystals (truncated octahedra, cubes, cuboctahedra) and compositions ($\beta$-Ag$_{2}$MoO$_{4}$, $\beta$-Ag$_{2}$MoO$_{4}$@Ag, $\beta$-Ag$_{2}$(Mo$_{0.95}$Cr$_{0.05}$)O$_{4}$) is compared with regard to the photocatalytic decomposition of rhodamine B and the influence of the respective faceting, composition and wavelength.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000120201
Veröffentlicht am 16.06.2020
DOI: 10.1039/d0ra02953j
Zitationen: 13
Zitationen: 13
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Anorganische Chemie (AOC)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsdatum 13.05.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2046-2069
KITopen-ID: 1000120201
Erschienen in RSC Advances
Verlag Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Band 10
Heft 31
Seiten 18377–18383
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