Organic-inorganic complex nanoflake photocatalyst PDINH/Bi2WO6 with increased visible light catalytic performance

Chenchen Xu, Qi Zhang, Liangyun Yu, Jingwen Sun, Lan Fan, Qi Xu

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Organic-inorganic complex photocatalyst is constructed via the hydrothermal method. PDINH monolayers self-assemble into lamellar organic supramolecular carriers under π-π stacking. Under acidic conditions, –OH was introduced into Bi2WO6 crystal, and the hydrothermal reaction system made it interact better with the –C[dbnd]O bond on PDINH, forming hydrogen-like bond –CO···H, which aggregated on the exterior of PDINH by van der Waals force. The matched energy band situations of the two nanomaterials and the close integrated interfaces promoted the constitution of a nano lamellar structure, which enhanced the charge carrier separation efficiency. The catalyst with a molar ratio of 0.5:0.4 (PDINH: Bi2WO6) was synthesized at 140℃ for 24 h and had excellent photocatalytic activity. The photocatalytic performance of P/T/B under visible light was evaluated by using 6 ppm aqueous phenol solution as a degradation target. The degradation rate of phenol in aqueous solution was 98% in 350 min. The photocatalytic performance for the degradation of phenol by PDINH/Bi2WO6 was increased twice when compared with PDINH, and four times higher than that of pure Bi2WO6. Furthermore, the stability of Bi2WO6 was reinforced considering the presence of PDINH supramolecular as a carrier, which further improved the recycling and utilization of photocatalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Article number139232
JournalChemical Physics Letters
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Organic-inorganic photocatalyst
  • Photocatalytic performance
  • The degradation of phenol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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