Monoclinic ZrMo2O8 was synthesized via solid state method and single crystals of the title compound have been grown by the hydrothermal method. The crystals belong to monoclinic crystal system with space group 𝐶2/c (No. 15) with 𝑎 = 11.4243(19) Å, 𝑏 = 7.9297(6) Å, 𝑐 = 7.4610(14) Å and 𝛽 = 122.15(2)°, 𝑍 = 4. The bandgap of the compound was 2.57 eV. Unlike the other polymorphs of ZrMo2O8, the monoclinic form has unique crystallographic features with ZrO8 and Mo2O8 polyhedra. The photocatalytic activity of this compound has been investigated for the first time for the degradation of various dyes under UV irradiation and has been compared with the photoactivity of the trigonal form of ZrMo2O8. It has been observed that this compound exhibits specificity towards the degradation of cationic dyes.
Volume 44, 2021
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Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020
Prof. Surajit Dhara — School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Physical Sciences 2020
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