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Type: Journal article
Title: Fine-tuning surface properties of perovskites via nanocompositing with inert oxide toward developing superior catalysts for advanced oxidation
Author: Li, J.
Miao, J.
Duan, X.
Dai, J.
Liu, Q.
Wang, S.
Zhou, W.
Shao, Z.
Citation: Advanced Functional Materials, 2018; 28(44):1804654-1-1804654-12
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 1616-301X
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Jiang Li, Jie Miao, Xiaoguang Duan, Jie Dai, Qiwei Liu, Shaobin Wang, Wei Zhou and Zongping Shao
Abstract: Cost‐effective, stable, and highly efficient heterogeneous catalyst is the key challenge for wastewater treatment based on Fenton‐like advanced oxidation processes. Perovskite oxides offer new opportunities because of their versatile compositions and flexible physiochemical properties. Herein, a new strategy is proposed that is different from the frequently used alien‐metal doping, to tune surface properties of perovskite oxides by nanocompositing perovskite with inert oxide, resulting in improved activity and stability for catalytic oxidation. By in situ modification of LaFeO₃ with inert La₂O₃ oxide through one‐pot synthesis, several important surface properties such as surface defects, H₂O₂ adsorption capacity, Fe²⁺ concentration, and charge‐transfer rate were improved, as well as resistance against iron leaching. In performance evaluation, among the various materials, La₁.₁₅FeO₃ (L₁.₁₅FO) composite shows the highest Fenton activity (0.0402 min⁻¹) for activating H₂O₂ to oxidize methyl orange, 2.5 times that of the pristine LaFeO₃. Notably, in situ electron paramagnetic resonance analysis and radical scavenging tests unveil a faster generation of singlet oxygen as the dominant reactive species over L₁.₁₅FO, consequently a novel non‐radical activation mechanism is proposed. Such improved performance is assigned to the strong coupling effect between the nanosized LaFeO₃ and La₂O₃ in the hybrids, which fine‐tune the surface properties of LaFeO₃ perovskite as superior Fenton catalysts.
Keywords: Advanced oxidation; Fenton-like reaction; nanocompositing; perovskite; singlet oxygen
Rights: © 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201804654
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