Synthesis and materials chemistry of bismuth Tris-(di-i-propylcarbamate): deposition of photoactive Bi2O3 thin films

Samuel D. Cosham, Michael S. Hill, Graeme A. Horley, Andrew L. Johnson, Laura Jordan, Kieran C. Molloy, David C. Stanton

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-511
Number of pages9
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume53
Issue number1
Early online date10 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2014

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