In Situ Raman Probing of Chlorphenol Degradation on Different Facets of K<sub>3</sub>B<sub>6</sub>O<sub>10</sub>Br Single Crystal

Published on 2018-06-13T13:23:27Z (GMT) by
Semiconductor photocatalysts with specific facets can induce high reactive activities has aroused wide attention. Here, we endeavor to gain quantitative insights into the intrinsic facet-dependent catalytic activities of K<sub>3</sub>B<sub>6</sub>O<sub>10</sub>Br (KBB) crystal using in situ Raman technique under room temperature by photocatalysis dechlorination of 2,4-DCP as a model reaction. Using a well-defined sizable KBB single crystal (size: 28 mm × 20 mm × 9 mm) with high (211), (110), and (101) facet exposure, the time-resolved Raman spectra for different facets have been clearly tested, it shows that the Raman spectrum of (211) facet had a remarkable change compared with (110) and (101) facets when the crystal was immersed in the 2,4-DCP solution under light irradiation. Through DFT, we obtain qualitative details on the reaction mechanisms of photocatalyzed and provide a refined understanding of the elementary processes. It was found that the −OH contact mode between the pollutant and the crystal facet was the most effective mode, which can produce more <sup>•</sup>OH radicals than the other two modes. Moreover, the (211) facet offers the largest ratio of K atoms and surface energy, making the (211) facet more active than (110) and (101) facets.

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Fan, Xiaoyun; Yue, Xiu; Jia, Hanzhong (2018): In Situ Raman Probing of Chlorphenol Degradation on

Different Facets of K3B6O10Br Single

Crystal. ACS Publications. Collection.