Interfacial construction of P25/Bi2WO6 composites for selective CO2 photoreduction to CO in gas–solid reactions

Daohan Liu, Minli Zeng, Zhen Li, Zhiqi Zhu, Yu Chen, Kunyapat Thummavichai, Oluwafunmilola Ola, Nannan Wang, Yanqiu Zhu*

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Photocatalysis provides an attractive approach to convert CO2 into valuable fuels, which relies on a well-designed photocatalyst with good selectivity and high CO2 reduction ability. Herein, a series of P25/Bi2WO6 nanocomposites were synthesized by a simple one-step in situ hydrothermal method. The formation of a heterojunction between Bi2WO6, which absorbs visible light, and P25, which absorbs ultraviolet light, expands the utilization of sunlight by the catalysts, and consequently, leads to a remarkably enhanced CO2 selective photoreduction to CO. The maximum CO yield of the P25/Bi2WO6 heterojunction under simulated solar irradiation was 15.815 μmol g−1 h−1, which was 4.04 and 2.80 times higher than that of pure P25 and Bi2WO6, respectively. Our investigations verified a Z-scheme charge migration mechanism based on various characterization techniques between P25 and Bi2WO6. Furthermore, in situ DRIFTS uncovered the related reaction intermediates and CO2 photoreduction mechanism. Our work sheds light on investigating the efficacious construction of Bi2WO6-based hybrids for light-driven photocatalysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8564-8576
Number of pages13
JournalRSC Advances
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2023

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