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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 30, Number 11
BKCSDE 30(11)
November 20, 2009 

Heterojunction of FeOOH and TiO2 for the Formation of Visible Light Photocatalyst
Sher Bahadur Rawal, Ashok Kumar Chakraborty, Wan In Lee*
Heterojunction, Photocatalyst, Visible light, FeOOH/TiO2, FeOOH
FeOOH/TiO2, a heterojunction structure between FeOOH and TiO2, was prepared by covering the surface of the ~100-nm-sized FeOOH particles with Degussa P25 by applying maleic acid as an organic linker. Under visible light irradiation (λ ≥ 420 nm), FeOOH/TiO2 showed a notable photocatalytic activity in removal of gaseous 2-propanol and evolution of CO2. It was found that FeOOH reveals a profound absorption in the spectral range of 400 - 550 nm, and its valence band (VB) level is located relatively lower than that of TiO2. The considerable photocatalytic efficiency of the FeOOH/TiO2 under visible light irradiation was therefore deduced to be caused by the hole transfer between the VB of FeOOH and TiO2.
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