LaCoO3 perovskites substituted by Sr at the A site and/or by Fe at the B site have been prepared by thecitrate method. Characterizations by several techniques, such as specific surface area (BET method), XRD,TPR, SEM,UV–vis in DRS mode, XPS and TGA analyses, have been performed.The sopreparedLa1−xSrxCo1−yFeyO3−d perovskites are semiconductor materials showing bandgapenergy valuesfrom1.9to3.2eV.Theydisplayedsolarphotocatalyticactivityforthe2-propanol degradation in gas–solid regime. The photocatalytic results suggest that the perovskites containing Fe are less active and the activity decreases by increasing the Fe content, however the presence of iron avoids the catalyst deactivation. The best photocatalytic activity in the 2-propanol degradation was found for the sample La0.6Sr0.4CoO3−d.
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Rivista||APPLIED CATALYSIS. B, ENVIRONMENTAL|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|
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