Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties in Well-ordered Mesoporous WO3
Li, Li; Krissanasaeranee, Methira; Pattinson, Sebastian; Stefik, Morgan; Wiesner, Ulrich; Steiner, Ullrich; Eder, Dominik
We used polyisoprene-block-ethyleneoxide copolymers as structure-directing agents to synthesise well-ordered and highly-crystalline mesoporous WO(3) architectures that possess improved photocatalytic properties due to enhanced dye-adsorption in absence of diffusion limitation.
We acknowledge the Nokia Research Centre, the European Research Council (EP/F056702/1, and Advanced Investigator award to A. K. Cheetham), and the Cornell Universiy KAUST Center for Research and Education for funding. We thank Stefan Guldin for valuable discussions.
The Royal Society of Chemistry
Photocatalytic; Mesoporous; Polyisoprene-block-ethyleneoxide; Copolymers
Previously Published As
Chemical Communication, 46, May 04, 2010, 7620-7622