The role of lanthanides in TiO2-based photocatalysis: a review

Paweł Mazierski , Alicja Mikołajczyk , Beata Bajorowicz , Anna Malankowska , Adriana Zaleska-Medynska , Joanna Nadolna


This review provides an in-depth analysis of lanthanide-titania-modified semiconductor photocatalysts (Er-, Ho-, Nd- and Tm-TiO2) for the photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants under UV and visible light irradiation. In the first section, the unique properties of the lanthanides are summarized. In the second section, the influence of the preparation methods and surface properties of the selected rare earth metals (RE) on the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 was surveyed. In the third section, the mechanism of the RE-TiO2 visible light photoactivity was described. Finally, first-principles computer simulations of the RE-TiO2 structure and energy along with the influence of the anti-Stokes up-conversion process on the photocatalytic activity of the RE-TiO2 were discussed in detail.
Author Paweł Mazierski (FCh / DET / LPh)
Paweł Mazierski ,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Alicja Mikołajczyk (FCh / DEChR / LECh)
Alicja Mikołajczyk,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Chemometrics
, Beata Bajorowicz (FCh / DET / LPh)
Beata Bajorowicz,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Anna Malankowska (FCh / DET / LPh)
Anna Malankowska,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Adriana Zaleska-Medynska (FCh / DET / LPh)
Adriana Zaleska-Medynska,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
, Joanna Nadolna (FCh / DET / LPh)
Joanna Nadolna,,
- Laboratory of Photocatalysis
Journal seriesApplied Catalysis B: Environmental, ISSN 0926-3373, (A 45 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.8
Keywords in Englishphotocatalysis, TiO2, lanthanides, up-conversion pro
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)45
ScoreMinisterial score = 45.0, 27-04-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 45.0, 27-04-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 11.698 (2) - 2017=10.212 (5)
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