Continuous Microwave Synthesis of Bi2O3 Rods Coated with a Temperature-Sensitive polymer
The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of National Natural Science Foundation of China (21607062 and 21706104), Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20160494), Zhenjiang Key Research & Development Project (Social Development) (SH2018021), Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Technology and Material of Water Treatment, and Youth Talent Project of Jiangsu University.
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Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) is an organic environment-sensitive material, which can be combined with photocatalysts to control the photocatalytic process. Herein, rodlike environment-sensitive Bi2O3 (PNIPAM/Bi2O3) was prepared by a novel one-step continuous microwave method. This new method is efficient and convenient. The as-prepared PNIPAM/Bi2O3 was very sensitive to temperature and pH, and the degradation rate in the environment of 25 °C and pH = 9 was 3.87 times than that in the environment of 45 °C and pH = 5. While Bi2O3 is under the above various environmental conditions, its degradation rate did not change obviously. More interestingly, the introduction of PNIPAM and one-step continuous microwave method was beneficial to the transformation of Bi2O3 from no specific shape to rodlike morphology without changing its crystal structure. This work not only developed a new one-step continuous microwave synthesis method, but also opened up new ideas for the controllability requirements of materials in special environment.
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Zhu, X., Lu, Z., Liu, X. et al. Continuous microwave synthesis of Bi2O3 rods coated with a temperature-sensitive polymer. J Mater Sci 55, 11213–11225 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-020-04799-w