We have synthesized closely packed hexagonal 2D plates and clustered nanoparticle morphologies of Ba(Sb/Ta)2O6 (BSTO) perovskite via the polymerizable complex method for photocatalytic dye degradation activities. The BSTO crystallized in a hexagonal structure. The presence of Ba2+, Sb5+, Ta5+, and O2− chemical states identified from XPS confirmed the formation of mixed Ba(Sb/Ta)2O6 phase accompanied with a minor amount of TaOx. Furthermore, BSTO showed excellent photocatalytic activity for the degradation of various organic dyes. The kinetic studies revealed 65.9%, 77.3%, 89.8%, and 84.2%, of Crystal Violet (CV), Methylene Blue (MB), Rhodamine blue (RhB), and Methylene Orange (MO), respectively, after irradiation of 180 min without using a cocatalyst. The formation of O2− and OH−surface radicals, which are believed to facilitate the degradation of the dyes, are unveiled through first-principles Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations and scavenging studies. Our results suggest that BSTO holds promise as an excellent photocatalyst with better degradation efficiency for various organic dyes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers|
|State||Published - May 2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)