This work was supported by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and was partly conducted in the AIST Nano-Processing Facility, which is supported by the “Nanotechnology Support Project” of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
Nanoporous-Walled Tungsten Oxide Nanotubes as Highly Active Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalysts†
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2008
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 37, pages 7051–7055, September 1, 2008
How to Cite
Zhao, Z.-G. and Miyauchi, M. (2008), Nanoporous-Walled Tungsten Oxide Nanotubes as Highly Active Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalysts. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 7051–7055. doi: 10.1002/anie.200802207
- Issue published online: 27 AUG 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Received: 12 MAY 2008
- New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
- Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
- crystal growth;
Shine a light! High-purity tungstic acid hydrate nanotubes and nanoporous-walled WO3 nanotubes (see picture) were synthesized. The platinum-loaded WO3 nanotubes show a photocatalytic activity in the degradation of acetaldehyde about three and eight times greater than that of commercial WO3 particles and nitrogen-doped TiO2, respectively.