Nanoflower-Like Bi2WO6 Encapsulated in ORMOSIL as a Novel Photocatalytic Antifouling and Foul-Release Coating

Gabriele Scandura, Rosaria Ciriminna, Yi Jun Xu, Mario Pagliaro, Giovanni Palmisano

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Abstract

Herein, the first multi-purpose antifouling and foul-release photocatalytic coating based on ORMOSIL thin films doped with nanoflower-like Bi2WO6 is described. Irradiation with visible light of the new films immersed in water produces significant amounts of H2O2 by photocatalytic oxidation of water, and allows the degradation of (bio)organic pollutants at the outer surface of the xerogel film.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)7063-7067
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume22
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 May 2016

Keywords

  • antifouling
  • AquaSun
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • photocatalytic
  • xerogel

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