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In this paper, we report on the synthesis of a new hybrid photocatalytic material activated by natural sunlight irradiation. The material consists of multiferroic nanoparticles of bismuth ferrite (BFO) modified through the growth of the Fe-based MIL-101 framework. Material characterization, conducted using various techniques (X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, FTIR, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopies), confirmed the growth of the MIL-101 metal–organic framework on the BFO surface. The obtained system possesses the intrinsic photo-degradative properties of BFO nanoparticles significantly enhanced by the presence of MIL-101. The photocatalytic activity of this material was tested in antibacterial experiments conducted under natural sunlight exposure within the nanocomposite concentration range of 100–0.20 µg/ml. The MIL-modified BFO showed a significant decrease in both Minimum …
Springer US
Publication date: 
11 Sep 2023

Luca Pulvirenti, Cinzia Lombardo, Mario Salmeri, Corrado Bongiorno, Giovanni Mannino, Francesca Lo Presti, Maria Teresa Cambria, Guglielmo Guido Condorelli

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Volume: 18 Issue: 1 Pages: 113
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