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δ- and β-Bi2O3 thin films can be deposited by AACVD from a Bi(O2CNPri2)3 precursor, with temperature and temporal control over the deposition process. Thin δ-Bi2O3 films show good catalytic activity toward the photodegradation of methylene blue, while β-Bi2O3 nanowires are less active because of an increased hydrophobicity. Controlled hydrolysis of Bi(O2CNPri2)3 affords the novel oxo-cluster Bi8(O)6(O2CNPri2)12.
Cosham, S. D., Hill, M. S., Horley, G. A., Johnson, A. L., Jordan, L., Molloy, K. C., & Stanton, D. C. (2014). Synthesis and materials chemistry of bismuth Tris-(di-i-propylcarbamate): deposition of photoactive Bi2O3 thin films. Inorganic Chemistry, 53(1), 503-511. https://doi.org/10.1021/ic402499r