Ferric Phosphate Hydroxide Microcrystals for Highly Efficient Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalysts

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  • Prof. XiaoJin Wang,

    1. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, 455002, Henan (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 0372-2900213
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  • Prof. Huan Pang,

    Corresponding author
    1. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, 455002, Henan (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 0372-2900213
    2. State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210093, Jiangsu (P. R. China)
    • College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, 455002, Henan (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 0372-2900213
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  • Dr. Shanshan Zhao,

    1. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, 455002, Henan (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 0372-2900213
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  • Dr. Weifang Shao,

    1. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, 455002, Henan (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 0372-2900213
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  • Dr. Bo Yan,

    1. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, 455002, Henan (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 0372-2900213
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  • Dr. Xinran Li,

    1. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, 455002, Henan (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 0372-2900213
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  • Prof. Sujuan Li,

    1. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, 455002, Henan (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 0372-2900213
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  • Prof. Jing Chen,

    1. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, 455002, Henan (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 0372-2900213
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  • Prof. Weimin Du

    Corresponding author
    1. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, 455002, Henan (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 0372-2900213
    • College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, 455002, Henan (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 0372-2900213
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Abstract

Fe4(OH)3(PO4)3 microcrystals are successfully synthesized by a simple hydrothermal method. Due to a possible self-etching mechanism, different morphologies of Fe4(OH)3(PO4)3 microcrystals are obtained. Several reactions with different temperatures and times are performed to confirm the supposed self-etching mechanism. Moreover, as a result of their different micro/nanostructures, these microcrystals present different photocatalytic activities for visible-light-driven photodegragadation of methylene blue.

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